Russian troops have killed 191 children in Ukraine since February 24, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has said, citing data from juvenile prosecutors.
“As of the morning of April 13, 2022, more than 540 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s armed aggression. In particular, 191 children were killed and more than 349 were injured,” the PGO’s press service wrote on Telegram.
The figures are not final, as work is underway in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
The largest number of victims has been recorded in Donetsk region – 113, Kyiv region – 102, Kharkiv region – 79, Chernihiv region – 54, Mykolaiv region – 40, Kherson region – 38, Luhansk region – 36, Zaporizhia region – 23, Sumy region – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15, and the city of Kyiv – 16.
While recording crimes committed by Russian invaders in the settlements of Borodianka and Korolivka in the Kyiv region, the burnt bodies of a 16-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were found.
On Monday, April 11, the Russian armed forces fired at Kharkiv’s civilian infrastructure. A one-and-a-half-month-old child and a 12-year-old teenager were killed in the attack. Four children aged 1, 4, 5 and 9 were injured.
According to the PGO, 957 educational institutions were damaged by Russian bombardment and shelling, and 88 of them were completely destroyed.
Earlier, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 1,892 civilian deaths and 2,558 injuries in Ukraine.