At least 318 children killed amid Russia's war in Ukraine

At least 318 children killed amid Russia's war in Ukraine

At least 318 children have been killed and 581 more injured since Russia started its all-out invasion of Ukraine in late February.

"As of the morning of June 16, 2022, more than 900 children were killed or injured in Ukraine as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 318 children have been killed and 581 more have been injured," the Prosecutor General's Office said.

According to the statement, these figures are not final, as work is underway to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 297, Kharkiv region – 170, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 54, Kherson region – 52, Mykolaiv region – 48, Zaporizhzhia region – 30, Sumy region – 17.

On June 14, a two-month-old baby was taken to hospital after being seriously injured by Russia's shelling of the town of Vuhledar in the Donetsk region.

It emerged that on March 15, two families and their five children were killed in an air strike by Russian invaders on residential buildings in Mariupol.

It also became known that on February 24, on the way out of the village of Martove, Chuhuiv district, Kharkiv region, a mother and her 16-year-old son came under tank fire, with the child sustaining a shrapnel wound.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, at least 2,000educational institutions have been damaged and 194 of them completely destroyed by Russian attacks.

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