Ukraine: As the new year begins, “several civilian casualties”


As the new year begins, "several civilian casualties"

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, January 04, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090


  • At the normal daily press briefing, he told the media that more violence in war-torn parts of the country led to “many civilian casualties,” including children and journalists.

  • According to Mr. Haq, “Ukrainian officials said that on December 31 alone, more than 50 civilians were killed.

  • “Rising death tollIn the most recent attacks on Kyiv, the capital, hotels, residential buildings, and several educational facilities—including a university—were all damaged.

  • Two kids were hurt on December 31 during hostilities in the Kherson region, one of whom was a 13-year-old boy who was taken to the city’s children’s hospital, which, according to Mr. Haq, citing the regional governor, was bombarded early on January 1. Additionally, fierce fighting is still happening in eastern Donetsk and the Luhansk region, with reports of civilian deaths and damage to infrastructure coming from “both sides of the front line.

  • Russian soldiers reportedly killed dozensNews reports say that a missile attack in occupied eastern Ukraine late on New Year’s Eve caused the most deaths that Russia has acknowledged since its forces invaded the country on February 24. Ukrainian military officials say that up to 400 people were killed or hurt at Makiivka, but there has been no independent confirmation of the number of deaths or injuries.


Violence in Ukraine’s protracted conflict continues to have a negative impact on citizens, with recent strikes leaving many dead and crucial infrastructure destroyed. Farhan Haq, the UN’s deputy spokesperson, has highlighted an increase in violence in the conflict zones that has resulted in the deaths of innocent people, including children and journalists, worsening the humanitarian catastrophe.

The Dreadful Truth About Civilian Casualties

During the attacks on December 31, approximately 50 innocent citizens tragically perished, according to Ukrainian officials. Hotels, residential structures, and educational establishments, including a university, suffered significant damage in Kyiv, the country’s capital. Two kids who were hurt in the Kherson region were among the victims. According to Mr. Haq, who cited the regional governor, one of them, a 13-year-old boy, was brought to a children’s hospital that was also the target of the bombs.

Additionally, both sides of the front line are reporting civilian casualties and major infrastructure damage in eastern Donetsk and the Luhansk region, where the situation is still dire. The impacted populations are in desperate need of aid and humanitarian help due to the loss of innocent lives and the devastation of vital services.

Humanitarian Initiatives During the Current Conflict

The United Nations, along with its humanitarian allies, is devoted to helping the most afflicted towns despite the attacks and difficulties that continue to exist. Mr. Haq described some of the vital aid that is being provided to these areas in the middle of the fighting.

On December 28, an inter-agency convoy transported essential supplies to the Donetska oblast front-line towns of Lyman and Sviatohirsk. The aid came from agencies including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund), and the World Food Programme (WFP), and included food, water, blankets, emergency shelter kits, and other necessities. These places have been the scene of violent conflict that has destroyed houses, infrastructure, and access to vital services. The predicament of the remaining residents is made much more precarious by the fact that many of them are old or have restricted mobility.

Brutal Attack in the Eastern Ukraine occupied Zone

One of the bloodiest occurrences since Russia’s invasion of the nation occurred on New Year’s Eve when a missile attack in the country’s occupied eastern Ukraine resulted in a terrible loss of life. According to Ukrainian military officials, HIMARS rockets striking a vocational college housing conscripts caused up to 400 deaths or injuries in the town of Makiivka. The Russian military ministry announced on Monday that the strike claimed the lives of 63 Russian personnel.


Numerous individuals have died and critical infrastructure has been destroyed as a result of the Ukraine’s growing hostilities. Despite these difficulties, the UN and its allies continue to provide much needed aid to the impacted areas, providing relief and support to those who are most in need. To find a peaceful settlement and lessen the pain of those caught in the crossfire, the situation is still complicated and calls for international attention and cooperation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the circumstance in Ukraine right now?

The battle in Ukraine is still going on, and the violence has gotten worse, killing more civilians and destroying vital infrastructure.

How many civilians were impacted by the strikes on December 31?

The attacks on December 31 resulted in the unfortunate deaths of over 50 citizens, in addition to other injuries and property and facility damage.

Which initiatives are being taken to support the impacted communities?

The United Nations is aggressively supplying supplies and life-saving assistance to the most devastated towns along with its humanitarian partners.

Which institutions are engaged in aiding Ukraine?

Aid is actively delivered by organizations like the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

How severe was the New Year’s Eve missile attack in the occupied east of Ukraine?

Up to 400 people may have been killed or hurt as a result of the missile assault on New Year’s Eve in the town of Makiivka.

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