Ukraine says 2,000 civilians killed since Russian invasion

Ukraine says 2,000 civilians killed since Russian invasion

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Published: 21:48 2 March 2022  

Ukraine says 2,000 civilians killed since Russian invasion

Ukraine says 2,000 civilians killed since Russian invasion

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has killed more than 2,000 Ukrainian civilians and destroyed hundreds of structures including transport facilities, hospitals, kindergartens and homes, Ukraine's emergency service said on Wednesday.

"Children, women and defence forces are losing their lives every hour," it said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Wednesday that Russia's delegation was prepared for a second round of peace talks on the Ukraine-Belarus border. Neither side showed much optimism after the first round on Monday.

Kharkiv, a Russian-speaking city of 1.4 million, is under heavy attack. Russian airborne troops landed in the city overnight following a day of heavy bombardment that killed at least 21 people, according to Ukrainian officials, and partially destroyed the historic central square.

Russia claimed control of the Black Sea port city of Kherson on Wednesday, though the mayor posted on Facebook: "We are still Ukraine, stand firm."

Mariupol, a southeastern port city of around 500,000, is encircled by Russian troops. The city's deputy mayor told the BBC Wednesday: "The situation is awful, we are near to a humanitarian catastrophe. We have been under more than 15 hours of continuous shelling without pause."

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