Lviv, Ukraine, Mar 12 (EFE).- At least 79 children have been killed and another 100 injured since Russia launched its military invasion of Ukraine, juvenile prosecutors claimed Saturday in a statement.
The majority of deaths were caused by Russian attacks on major Ukrainian cities, the report shared on Telegram, which could not be independently verified, said.
Prosecutors said the worst affected areas were the regions of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Sumy, Kherson and Zhytomyr and warned that the exact number of victims could be higher.
Over 280 education centers have been damaged, nine of which are completely destroyed, since the Russian invasion began on February 24.
Russia’s hostilities have prevented some seven million Ukrainian children from schooling, the prosecutors said.
The United Nations human rights office said in a report Friday that it had recorded 549 civilian deaths so far, although warned the true figure could be “much higher.”EFE