128 children killed in Ukraine since war began

128 children killed in Ukraine since war began

Russian troops have killed 128 children in Ukraine since February 24, according to data provided by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office.

“As of the morning of March 24, 2022, 128 children were killed, 172 were injured. The largest number of victims has been recorded in Kyiv region - 64, Kharkiv region - 43, Donetsk region - 43, Chernihiv region - 32, Mykolaiv region - 24, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region - 15, Sumy region – 14, and Kherson region – 15,” the PGO’s press service wrote on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

In addition, regular air strikes and shelling of civilian infrastructure and residential areas by the Russian armed forces damaged 566 educational institutions. Of which, 73 were completely destroyed. The most damaged schools and kindergartens are in Donetsk region, Kharkiv region, Kyiv region, Chernihiv region, Mykolaiv region, Sumy region, Kherson region, and in Kyiv. In addition, more than 40 children's facilities were destroyed and damaged, including medical facilities, art schools, sports facilities, and libraries.

Data on losses are being clarified as the calculation is complicated by the high intensity of hostilities.

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On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, conducting massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.


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