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    From 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine started, to 24:00 midnight on 22 June 2022 (local time), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 10,465 civilian casualties in the country: 4,662 killed and 5,803 injured. This included: Most of the civilian casualties

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    LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine — With Russian forces massed just across the river, Valentina Danko leaned over a pool of candlelight and wrote letters to her children. They had left months ago, but she chose to stay in her hometown and has lived in a dark school basement for 116 days. “Everything is fine with me,” she

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  • Russia Planning Post-Invasion Arrest and Assassination Campaign in Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say

    Intelligence on possible targets has been shared with Ukraine and other partners in the region. The United States has obtained intelligence that Russia may target prominent political opponents, anti-corruption activists, and Belarusian and Russian dissidents living in exile should it move forward with plans to invade Ukraine, as U.S. President Joe Biden warned on Thursday



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