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Russia has killed 455 Ukrainian children, at least 2 were killed in terrorist attack in Dnipro

Monday, 16 January 2023, 10:37

OLENA BARSUKOVA, UKRAINSKA PRAVDA. ZHYTTIA

At least 1,352 Ukrainian children have suffered as a result of the Russian war against Ukraine as of 16 January 2023.

According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 455 children were killed and more than 897 were injured to varying degrees of severity.

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The relevant data was published on the Telegram channel of the Prosecutor General's Office.

"These figures are not final. Work is ongoing to establish them in the areas of hostilities and in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories," the message says.

 
Photo from the scene of the tragedy after a missile attack on the railway station in Kramatorsk. Roman Kulyk

Most children suffered in Donetsk Oblast (429), Kharkiv Oblast (269), Kyiv Oblast  (117), Zaporizhzhia Oblast (84), Kherson Oblast (83), Mykolaiv Oblast (82), Chernihiv Oblast (68), Luhansk Oblast (66) and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (56).

Recall that on 14 January, the Russians launched a missile on the nine-storey residential building in Dnipro, destroying the entire entrance.

According to data from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, 36 people, including two children, had been killed in this terrorist attack. In particular, a 4-year-old child had been killed. 14 children had been injured.

 
House destroyed because of attack in Dnipro

On 16 January, the Russian military launched two missile strikes on Zaporizhzhia and damaged a five-storey residential building.

Three children had been injured following this attack. Two of them are 10 years old, and one victim is 16. They were taken to a hospital.

Due to the bombing and shelling by the Russian invaders, 3,126 educational institutions were damaged. 337 of them were destroyed.

According to the Children of War portal’s data, 336 children are considered missing due to the war. The Russians had deported 13,899 children.

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