198 civilians killed, 1,115 wounded in Russian invasion, says Ukraine

Explosion in Kyiv, Ukrainian capital, on February 24. [Photo: Twitter/Michael Holmes]

Kyiv: The Health Minister of Ukraine on Saturday said that 198 civilians, including three children, have been killed so far by Russian forces attacking the pro-Western country.

“Unfortunately, according to operative data, at the hands of the invaders we have 198 dead, including 3 children, 1,115 wounded, including 33 children,” Health Minister Viktor Lyashko wrote on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko imposed an intensified curfew as Russian troops pressed in on the city on Saturday. Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app that he is extending the curfew hours to run from 5 pm until 8 am, news agency Reuters reported.

“All civilians on the street during the curfew will be considered members of the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance groups,” Klitschko said. The curfew imposed two days ago previously lasted from 10 pm until 7 am.


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