Ukraine puts the number of children killed since the start of the war with Russia at more than 350

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Ukrainian authorities have put the number of children killed since the beginning of the Russian invasion, unleashed on February 24 on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, at more than 350 on Friday, while stressing that more than 650 minors have been injured in the framework of the hostilities.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office has said through a message on Telegram that it has been able to verify 352 children killed and “more than 657” injured, although it has stressed that “these figures are not final, as the work is ongoing in places of active hostilities and in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.”

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Thus, he has pointed out that the Donetsk oblast accumulates the highest number of victims, with 352 between dead and wounded. Behind are the Kharkov region with 192, 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 31.

Finally, it has stressed that 2,126 educational institutions have suffered material damage from the attacks by Russian forces, of which a total of 216 have been “completely destroyed”, while providing a website and two telephone numbers to “give information on war crimes against children”.

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