On Monday, the top military official of Ukraine revealed that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already killed some 9,000 Ukrainian soldiers since it began nearly six months ago.
Ukraine’s military chief, Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, revealed many of Ukraine’s children need to be taken care of because “their father went to the front line and, perhaps, is one of those almost 9,000 heroes who died.”
The latest data from the United Nations states that 5,587 civilians have been killed and 7,890 wounded in the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24. However, the estimate is likely an undercount.
Also, on Monday, the U.N. children’s agency said that at least 972 Ukrainian children have been killed or injured since Russia invaded.
UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said these are U.N.-verified figures, but “we believe the number to be much higher.”
Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany pleaded Sunday for Russia to end military operations close to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant — Europe’s largest — but Nikopol came under fire three times overnight from rockets and mortar shells.