“Most of the recorded civilian casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with long-range effects,” the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement. These included heavy artillery, multiple rocket launchers, rockets and airstrikes.
7031 fatalities in the civilian population have been confirmed, but their actual number is probably “considerably higher”. For example, reports of casualties due to fierce fighting in some areas could not be confirmed.
By far the most fatalities were according to the UN 6536 in the areas controlled by the Ukrainian government registered. In the areas occupied by Russian forces there are 495. The Ukrainian government estimates that the number of civilians killed could be in the tens of thousands.