Conflicts & War

At least 183 children killed in Ukraine war, Kyiv says

Kyiv, Apr 11 (EFE).- At least 183 children have been killed and 342 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion of the country began on Feb. 24, according to data released by the Ukrainian parliament’s human rights commissioner Liudmyla Denisova.

Denisova said on her Facebook page that as per data collected by the unified register of pre-trial investigations, which is yet to be confirmed, until 8 am on Apr. 11 “at least 183 children have been killed and 342 injured since the Russian invasion began.”

However, she added that currently it was impossible to determine the real number of minor war victims, as the Russian forces continue their attacks and hostile actions in Ukrainian cities.

So far, the majority of the casualties have been registered in Donetsk (110), Kyiv (98), Kharkiv (76), Chernihiv (54), Mykolaiv (40), Luhansk (35), Zaporizhia (22) and Kherson (29) regions.

At least 16 children have been killed in the Ukrainian capital so far, with an equal number perishing in Sumy, and 15 deaths being registered in Zhytomyr.

The commissioner highlighted the death of a 15-year-old in Vorzel, situated in the Kyiv region, due to bullet injuries.

Similarly, on Mar. 14 two children aged 12 and 14 were injured in bombing of Rozvazhiv in the Vyshhorod district near Kyiv, and later died of their wounds.

In Borodianka, also situated in the Kyiv region, where authorities have been investigating a possible mass grave, a family including a five-year-old was killing in a strike. Their bodies were discovered on Sunday. EFE


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