"As of the morning of July 13, 2023, more than 1,552 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 494 children were killed and more than 1,058 sustained injuries of various degrees of severity," the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said in a post on Telegram.
These figures are not final, as work is underway to establish them in areas of active hostilities and in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
Most children were killed or injured in Donetsk region - 472, Kharkiv region - 297, Kyiv region - 129, Kherson region - 116, Zaporizhzhia region – 97, Mykolaiv region - 89, Dnipropetrovsk region – 83, Chernihiv region – 71, and Luhansk region – 67.
On July 12, six children aged from 3 to 18 years were injured in Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia.