Russian invaders kill 79, injure almost 100 children since war started in Ukraine, Ukrainian prosecutors say

12 March 2022, 12:55 PM

Invading Russian forces have killed 79 children and injured almost 100 since the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported on its Telegram messenger channel on March 12.

However, the statement notes that this figure is likely an underestimate, given the Ukrainian government’s “inability to inspect the places of shelling where the Russian armed forces are actively fighting."

Most of the children were killed or injured in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Sumy, Kherson, and Zhytomyr Oblasts.

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Additionally, Russia has damaged or destroyed more than 280 educational institutions across Ukraine, with nine of them effectively being leveled to the ground:

• 110 educational institutions were damaged in Donetsk Oblast;

• 28 educational institutions were destroyed in Sumy Oblast;

• 17 educational institutions and over 10 children's medical institutions were destroyed in the capital city of Kyiv.

On average, the invading Russian forces have destroyed 17 educational institutions per day. This is in stark contrast to repeated false claims made by the Russian government that it is not targeting civilian infrastructure.

Up to seven million Ukrainian children are currently unable to attend school due to Russia’s unprovoked aggression against the country, as well as due to the deliberate destruction of educational institutions.

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