Ukraine civilian death toll rises to highest in nearly a year, UN says

By Thomson Reuters Jun 7, 2024 | 7:10 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) – The civilian death toll in Ukraine last month rose sharply, to 174, which was the highest level in nearly a year amid an increase in missile and bomb strikes in populated areas around Kharkiv, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday.

The May toll represented an increase of 31% from April and the highest since June 2023, according to data from the U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Miranda Murray)