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U.N. Reports Over 240 Civilian Casualties, 64 Deaths In Ukraine.

According to a United Nations assistance organization, at least 64 civilians have been murdered and more than 160,000 are on the run since Russian soldiers entered Ukraine this week.

“As of 5:00 p.m. on February 26th, (the United Nations human rights office) OHCHR estimates at least 240 civilian casualties, including at least 64 fatalities,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a status update.

The true statistics are expected to be “considerably higher,” according to the report.

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Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power or water due to damage to civilian infrastructure. Hundreds of homes had been damaged or destroyed, and shelling had cut off some towns from markets, according to the report.

According to the UN refugee agency, over 160,000 people have been internally displaced and over 116,000 have been forced to leave to neighboring countries.

“U.N. agencies and humanitarian partners have been forced to suspend operations due to the deteriorating security situation,” OCHA said.

“The U.N. and its partners maintain their presence across the country and remain committed to staying on the ground and responding to growing humanitarian needs and protection risks once the situation permits.”

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