Russian armed aggression affects over 1,204 children in Ukraine

Russian armed aggression affects over 1,204 children in Ukraine

A total of 418 children have been killed and over 786 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“As of October 4, 2022, over 1,204 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile inspectors, a total of 418 children were killed and over 786 received injuries of various severity levels,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in the Donetsk region (404), Kharkiv region (251), Kyiv region (116), Mykolaiv region (75), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (64), Kherson region (57), Zaporizhzhia region (50) and Dnipropetrovsk region (30).

When documenting the crimes committed by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian side received information about a 16-year-old boy killed in Russia’s shelling of Kupiansk on September 19, 2022.

In addition, five civilians, including a 17-year-old boy, were reported killed in mine explosion in May 2022, as they were attempting to evacuate from the Kharkiv region’s Kupiansk by car.

On October 3, 2022, a 14-year-old girl was injured in Russia’s shelling of the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Marianske.

On October 2, 2022, a 12-year-old boy was injured in Russia’s artillery strike on the Donetsk region’s Prechystivka.

As a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, a total of 2,562 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine, and 295 of them were destroyed completely.

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