Russian invaders kill 28, injure 64 children since start of invasion of Ukraine
Invading Russian forces have already killed 28 children and injured another 64 since the beginning of their war against Ukraine, Daria Herasymchuk, the Advisor-Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights and Children’s Rehabilitation, said on March 4.
“Maternity hospitals, kindergartens, schools have been destroyed,” the press service of the President’s Office quoted Herasymchuk as saying.
“Nearly one and a half million children are suffering from shelling in the affected areas, and they are now under siege. There are orphans and children with disabilities who need immediate assistance among them.”
Tetiana Lomakina, the coordinator of actions on humanitarian corridors at the President’s Office, added that “elderly people, women and children are not receiving medical care, babies are born in basements and the first thing they hear in their lives is the sound of explosions.”
“Civilians lack food and drinking water, many of them are people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Bringing them to dehydration, exhaustion, and suffering from a lack of timely medical care in the 21st century is nothing but torture,” she said.
At 0500 a.m. on Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a “military operation” against Ukraine.
Previously, the Russian government had repeatedly stated that it would not attack Ukraine, though it had been massing troops and military hardware to the Ukrainian borders for months.
The confrontation continues for the ninth day. Russia is advancing from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities from artillery and from the air.
Ukraine asks the International Committee of the Red Cross to urgently organize humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians in cities suffering from shelling by Russian invaders.
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