As of the morning of July 16, 353 children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion.
“According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 353 children were killed and more than 662 children were injured,” the public prosecutor’s office said on Telegram.
As noted, these figures are not definitive as efforts are made to establish casualties in areas of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, most children were affected in Donetsk region – 353, Kharkiv region – 191, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 61, Mykolaiv region – 53, Kherson region – 52, Zaporizhzhia region – 31.
In particular, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Russian servicemen killed a mother and her young daughter in Kherson on July 15. It was also learned that three other children were injured when a Russian missile hit downtown Vinnytsia on July 14.
On July 15, a 14-year-old girl was injured in the Russian shelling of the village of Verkhnokamianske, Donetsk region, and a 16-year-old girl was injured in the Russian shelling of the village of Svyato-Pokrovske, Donetsk region .
A total of 2,138 educational institutions were damaged as a result of bombings and shelling by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, of which 221 were completely destroyed.
On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops shell and destroy key infrastructure, massively fire on residential areas of Ukrainian towns and villages using artillery, MLRS, aerial bombs and ballistic missiles.