As a result of full-scale armed aggression by Russia, 338 children were killed and 610 were injured across Ukraine.
That’s according to the Office of the Prosecutor General, referring to juvenile prosecutors, Ukrinform reports.
“More than 948 children casualties have been recorded in Ukraine over the four months of full-scale armed aggression waged by Russia. According to the official information gathered by juvenile prosecutors, 338 children were killed and more than 610 were injured,” the statement reads.
This data is not final, as work is underway to verify reports in locations where active hostilities are ongoing, as well as in the temporarily occupied and recently liberated territories.
According to the data received by juvenile prosecutors, the largest number of affected children was recorded in Donetsk region (335), Kharkiv region (177), Kyiv region (116), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (55), Kherson region (52), Mykolaiv region (48), Zaporizhia region (31), Sumy region (17).
It is reported that on June 23, a boy, 13, suffered leg burns after the Russians dropped a phosphorus bomb on a settlement just outside Sumy.
Also yesterday, two children, aged 9 and 6, were injured as a result of shelling by Russian troops of the civilian infrastructure of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, where households were destroyed.
On June 23, a child was injured in an artillery shelling in Lysychansk, Luhansk region.
In addition, during the recording of criminal offenses, it became known about the death of five more and the wounding of five children due to shelling by the invaders of Volnovakha district of Donetsk region.
As a result of indiscriminate shelling of Mariupol by Russian military, nine children were killed and eight were injured.
A total of 2,061 educational facilities were damaged by Russian bombing and shelling. Of these, 213 were completely destroyed.
As Ukrinform reported, on June 23, Russian invaders launched a drone carrying explosives across the border into Sumy region and also fired at the region with Grad MLR systems and mortars. A child was injured in one of the strikes.