A total of 232 children have been killed and 430 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.
The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“As of May 21, 2022, over 662 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, 232 children were killed and over 430 injured,” the report states.
These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.
Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (145), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (102), Chernihiv Region (68), Kherson Region (48), Luhansk Region (48), Mykolaiv Region (45), Zaporizhzhia Region (28), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).
On May 20, 2022, the Russian military launched a missile strike on a municipal culture hall in Lozova, Kharkiv Region. Seven civilians were injured, including an 11-year-old girl.
On May 19, 2022, a 13-year-old girl was injured in Russia’s shelling of Velyki Khutory, Kharkiv Region.
On May 18, 2022, Russians opened fire on a volunteer vehicle in Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk Region. A 17-year-old boy was injured.
A total of 1,837 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 172 of them were destroyed completely.