Minister: Russian troops have already destroyed or damaged 211 Ukrainian schools

Minister: Russian troops have already destroyed or damaged 211 Ukrainian schools

Since the invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops have already destroyed or damaged 211 schools.

"To date, already 211 schools have been completely destroyed or damaged," Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet said during a nation-wide telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

This number is growing, the minister added.

He also said that Ukraine was creating an interactive map to record Russia's crimes against civilians, including in relation to educational infrastructure.

On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are shelling and destroying key infrastructure, conducting massive shelling of Ukrainian towns and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launcher systems, and ballistic missiles.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.

Ukraine officially filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation at the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague. International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan launched an investigation into the situation in Ukraine.


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