A total of 288 children have been killed and over 527 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 June 13, 2022, over 815 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 288 children were killed and over 527 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 (218), Kharkiv Region (166), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (54), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (48), Zaporizhzhia Region (30), Sumy Region (17).
On June 12, 2022, a 6-year-old boy was killed in Russia’s artillery strike on Lysychansk, Luhansk Region.
On June 11, 2022, a 12-year-old girl was injured in Russia’s missile strikes on Chortkiv, Ternopil Region.
When recording criminal offences, the Ukrainian side received information about an 8-year-old boy who was injured in Russia’s shelling of Mariupol on March 20, 2022.
Meanwhile, a total of 17 children were reported injured in Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv Region. In particular, a 13-year-old girl was injured in Russia’s shelling of Velyki Khutory, Kupiansk District, on May 20, 2022; two children, 7 and 15, were injured in Russia’s shelling of Lebiazhe, Chuhuiv District, on May 14, 2022. An 11-year-old boy was injured and taken to hospital after Russia’s shelling of Chervona Poliana, Izium District.
A total of 1,971 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 194 of them were destroyed completely.
A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian occupiers are shelling and bombarding Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians. The Ukrainian defense forces are fiercely fighting against invaders.