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Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday put the number of children killed since the start of the Russian invasion, unleashed on February 24 on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, at more than 380, before adding that nearly 740 have been injured in the fighting.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office noted through a message on Telegram that it has been able to verify 382 children killed and “more than 741” injured, although it stressed that “these figures are not final, as work is ongoing in places of active hostilities and in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.”
Thus, he has indicated that the Donetsk oblast accumulates the highest number of victims, with 389 between dead and wounded. Behind are the Kharkov region with 204, the Kiev region with 116, the Mikolaiv region with 71, the Chernobyl region with 68, the Lugansk region with 61, the Kherson region with 55, the Zaporiyia region with 46, and the Dnipropetrovsk region with 26.
Finally, he has pointed out that 2,328 educational institutions have suffered material damage from the attacks by Russian forces, of which 289 have been “completely destroyed”, while providing a website and two telephone numbers to “give information about war crimes against children”.