Prosecutors say 1,213 Ukrainian children injured since Russia’s full-scale invasion

Prosecutors say 1,213 Ukrainian children injured since Russia’s full-scale invasion

The Russian invasion forces have already killed 521 children and left another 1,213 injured across Ukraine.

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

"Some 1,734 children were affected in Ukraine by Russia’s full-scale armed aggression. As of the morning of January 25, 2024, as per official reports from juvenile prosecutors, 521 children have been killed and 1,213 have suffered injuries of varying degrees of severity," the statement reads.

The reports are not final as work is ongoing to verify data coming from the zones of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

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The largest numbers of affected children were reported in the regions of Donetsk (505), Kharkiv (326), Kherson (146), Kyiv (130), Dnipropetrovsk (111), Mykolaiv (101), Zaporizhzhia (100), Chernihiv (72), and Luhansk (67).

On January 24, a 16-year-old boy was injured as a result of a Russian strike targeting the settlement of Hirnyk, Donetsk region.

On the same day, a 17-year-old boy was injured by the Russian strike in the village of Rohan, Kharkiv region.

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As Ukrinform reported earlier, the exhibition "War Diaries: Unheard Voices of Ukrainian Children" launched in Strasbourg during the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The exhibition presents stories, diaries, notes, drawings, and personal belongings of children from different regions of Ukraine.

Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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