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Ukrainian authorities have raised this Thursday to about 360 the number of children killed and more than 680 the number of minors injured since the beginning of the Russian invasion, unleashed on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office said in a message on Telegram that it has been able to verify 358 children killed and 681 injured, while adding that “these figures are not final, as work is ongoing in places of active hostilities and in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.”
The latest casualties include a thirteen-year-old boy killed in an attack by Russian forces on the city of Kharkov (east), an incident that also resulted in a 15-year-old teenage girl being wounded.
Thus, he pointed out that the Donetsk province is the one that accumulates the highest number of victims, with 361 between dead and wounded. Behind are the Kharkov region with 194, the Kiev region with 116, the Chernobyl region with 68, the Lugansk region with 61, the Mikolaiv region with 53, the Kherson region with 52, and the Zaporiyia region with 40.
Finally, he has stressed that 2,185 educational institutions have suffered material damage from attacks by Russian forces, of which a total of 221 have been “completely destroyed”, before providing a website and two telephone numbers to “give information on war crimes against children”.