165 children killed in Russian invasion of Ukraine

165 children killed in Russian invasion of Ukraine

Due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, 165 children have already been killed.

"More than 431 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the official data of juvenile prosecutors, as of the morning of April 5, 2022, 165 children were killed and 266 children received injuries of varying severity," the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

It is noted that this number is not final as work is underway to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories, in particular, in Mariupol and in some areas of Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Luhansk regions.

It is specified that most children were affected in Kyiv region – 77, Donetsk region – 78, Kharkiv region – 61, Chernihiv region – 49, Mykolaiv region – 35, Luhansk region – 31, Zaporizhzhia region – 22, Kherson region – 29, Kyiv city – 16, Sumy region – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.

In particular, a child was killed as a result of an attack by armed forces of the Russian Federation on Mykolayiv city on April 4.

“It became known that during the occupation of Vorzel, Kyiv region, the aggressor's servicemen threw a smoke grenade into the basement of one of the houses, where a 14-year-old child and a woman were hiding, and then opened fire.  The child died immediately, and the mother – two days later,” reads the report.

In Bucha, Kyiv region, six people, including a child, were killed in shelling.

"A total of 869 educational establishments have been damaged by bombing and shelling; 83 establishments are completely destroyed," the PGO informs.

As reported, ten adults and one child were killed in an enemy attack on Mykolayiv city center on April 4. The number of wounded rose to 61.

Photo: AA


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