As of the morning of July 16, 353 children were killed in Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
“According to the official information of the juvenile prosecutors, 353 children were killed and more than 662 children were injured,” the Prosecutor General’s Office posted on Telegram.
As noted, these numbers are not final as efforts are being made to establish casualties in areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, most children were affected in Donetsk region – 353, Kharkiv region – 191, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 61, Mykolayiv region – 53, Kherson region – 52, Zaporizhzhia region – 31.
In particular, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Russian servicemen killed a mother and her young daughter in Kherson on July 15. It also became known about three more children injured in Russian missile strike on Vinnytsia city center on July 14.
On July 15, a 14-year-old girl was injured in the Russian shelling of the village of Verkhnokamianske, Donetsk region, and a 16-year-old girl was injured in the Russian shelling of the village of Sviato-Pokrovske, Donetsk region.
A total of 2,138 educational institutions were damaged as a result of bombings and shelling by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, of which 221 were completely destroyed.
On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Russian troops shell and destroy key infrastructure facilities, massively fire on residential neighborhoods of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, MLRS, aerial bombs, and ballistic missiles.