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Russian invaders have already killed 318 Ukrainian children

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 09:10
Russian invaders have already killed 318 Ukrainian children

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – THURSDAY, 16 JUNE 2022, 09:10

As many as 318 Ukrainian children have already died at the hands of Russian forces since 24 February 2022.

Source: Office of the Prosecutor General [of Ukraine – ed.]

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Quote: "As of the morning of 16 June 2022, nearly 900 children in Ukraine have suffered as a result of the Russian Federation's full-scale armed aggression. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 318 children have been killed and more than 581 injured.

These figures are not final as work is underway to ascertain them in places where active hostilities are taking place and in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories."

Details: Children have been most affected in Donetsk Oblast (297), Kharkiv Oblast (170), Kyiv Oblast (116), Chernihiv Oblast (68), Luhansk Oblast (54), Kherson Oblast (52), Mykolaiv Oblast (48), Zaporizhia Oblast (30) and Sumy Oblast (17).

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On 14 June, a two-month-old infant who had been seriously injured after Russian troops shelled the town of Uhledar, Donetsk Oblast, was taken to a medical facility.

It was reported that two families and their five children were killed in Mariupol on 15 March due to an air strike on residential buildings by the occupying forces.

It also became known that on 24 February, a mother and her 16-year-old son came under tank fire on their way out of the village of Martovo, Chuhuyiv district, Kharkiv Oblast, which resulted in a shrapnel injury to the child.

Information about a war crime against a child can be provided through the single evidence hub: warcrimes.gov.ua and by phone: +380961004438, +380683235856.

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