Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Russian and Ukrainian troops continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians are evacuating abroad.

We will keep you updated on the movements on the 19th (Japan time) regarding the situation in Ukraine, such as the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.

(There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow in Russia)

Ukrainian citizens at least 3778 dead, of which 251 are children of the United Nations

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced that at least 3778 civilians have died in Ukraine between February 24 and this month 17 as Russia's military invasion has begun.

Of these, 251 are children.

By region, 2070 deaths have been confirmed in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in the east, and 1708 deaths have been confirmed in other regions such as Kieu and Kharkiv Oblast in the east.

The number of injured citizens is estimated to be 4,186.

However, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has not yet confirmed the casualties in Mariupol and other areas in the east, saying that the actual number of casualties will greatly exceed this.

Russia Expulsion of diplomats from European countries one after another

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on the 18th that it will take measures to expel 34 people including French diplomats stationed in the capital Moscow.

It also announced that it will expel 27 people, including Spanish diplomats stationed in Moscow and the second city of St. Petersburg, and 24 people, including Italian diplomats stationed in Russia.

Both are said to be countermeasures against the expulsion of Russian diplomats and others.

Russia has announced that it will take measures to expel two Finnish embassy staff stationed in Moscow on the 17th, and Russia is taking countermeasures against European countries one after another.