Ukraine puts the number of children killed since the start of the war with Russia to 353

Ukrainian authorities on Saturday 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 353, while stressing that more than 660 minors have been injured as part of the hostilities.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office has said through a message on Telegram that it has been able to verify 353 children killed and 662 injured, while stressing 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 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 2,138 educational institutions have suffered material damage from the attacks by Russian forces, of which a total of 221 have been “completely destroyed”, while providing a website and two telephone numbers to “give information about war crimes against children”.

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The United Nations, in its latest civilian casualty toll, published last July 12, estimates that 343 children have been killed and 533 wounded for a total of 5,024 civilians killed and 6,520 wounded since the beginning of the invasion.

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