In Ukraine, 437 children killed by Russia

In Ukraine, 437 children killed by Russia

Russian forces have killed 437 children across Ukraine, injuring another 837 since the full-scale invasion on February 24.

That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office, Ukrinform reports.

"As of the morning of November 19, 2022, 1,274 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression. According to the official reports by juvenile prosecutors, 437 children were killed and 837 sustained injuries of varying severity," the statement reads.

The indicated numbers are not final, as work is ongoing to verify incoming data from the zones of active hostilities, temporarily captured and liberated territories.

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According to the PGO, the largest number of children casualties were reported in the following regions: Donetsk (423), Kharkiv (266), Kyiv (117), Mykolaiv (77), Zaporizhia (75), Chernihiv (68), Luhansk (64), Kherson (64), and Dnipropetrovsk (32).

On November 18, in the village of Komysh-Zorya, Zaporizhia region, Russian troops shot a family with two children aged 5 and 14 at close range in their own home.

On November 17, a 4-month-old boy died of injuries in a medical facility. He had been wounded by enemy shelling in the village of Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv region.

Another child was killed in his home struck by a Russian missile on November 17 in the town of Vilniansk, Zaporizhia region.

Russian strikes also damaged 2,719 educational facilities, 332 of which were completely destroyed.

As reported by Ukrinform, cells, where underage captives had been held by Russian invaders, were found in the liberated areas of Kherson region.

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