Russia kills 459 children in Ukraine

Russia kills 459 children in Ukraine

A total of 459 children have been killed and at least 917 others injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a post on the Telegram messaging app, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to juvenile prosecutors, as of January 26, 2023, a total of 459 children were killed and over 917 received injuries of various severity levels.

These figures are not final, as they are being established in areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas, the Prosecutor General's Office said.

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Currently, most casualties were recorded in the Donetsk region (440), Kharkiv region (270), Kyiv region (123), Kherson region (85), Zaporizhzhia region (84), Mykolaiv region (83), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (66) and Dnipropetrovsk region (63).

On January 24, 2023, a 15-year-old boy was wounded in enemy shelling of Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region.

As a result of Russia's daily air and artillery strikes, a total of 3,126 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine, and 337 of them were destroyed completely.

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