Russian troops kill 186 children in Ukraine

Russian troops kill 186 children in Ukraine

Russian troops have killed 186 children in Ukraine since February 24, according to data provided by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office.

As of the morning of April 12, more than 530 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s armed aggression. In particular, 186 children were killed and more than 344 were injured, the PGO’s press service wrote on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

It is noted that these figures are not final, as work is underway in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

The largest number of victims has been recorded in Donetsk region – 113, Kyiv region - 99, Kharkiv region - 76, Chernihiv region - 54, Mykolaiv region - 40, Luhansk region – 36, Kherson region – 36, Zaporizhzhia region – 22, Kyiv city – 16, Sumy region – 16, and Zhytomyr region – 15.

In particular, during the recording of criminal crimes committed by Russian forces in the village of Havronshchyna, Bucha district, Kyiv region, a shot civilian car was found. The bodies of five people, including a one-year-old child and a 14-year-old boy, were buried nearby.

In addition, in the village of Havrylivka, Bucha district, Kyiv region, the body of a five-year-old child with multiple injuries caused by the blast of an artillery shell was found.

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On April 8, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl was killed in Russian shelling of a residential house in Mariupol.

On April 11, another Russian shelling of Kharkiv killed a 13-year-old boy.

In addition, regular air strikes and shelling of civilian infrastructure and residential areas by the Russian armed forces damaged 938 educational institutions. Of which, 87 were completely destroyed.

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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