Russian invaders kill more than 190 children in Ukraine

13 April, 05:46 PM
Rallies in memory of the children killed in Ukraine are being 
held throughout Europe (Photo:Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari/Reuters)

Rallies in memory of the children killed in Ukraine are being held throughout Europe (Photo:Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari/Reuters)

Since the beginning of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, 191 children have been killed and 349 wounded by the Russian military, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said on April 13.

These figures are not the final ones, as work is underway to establish the number of killed and wounded children in places where there are active hostilities, as well as in temporarily occupied and liberated territories, the Prosecutor General’s Office said.

The office also reported on the latest cases of murders of children by Russian forces.

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The burnt bodies of a 16-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were found in the village of Borodyanka and the village of Korolivka, Kyiv Oblast.

On April 11, the invaders shelled civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv, killing a one-and-a-half-month old child and a 12-year-old teenager. Four more children aged one, four, five and nine were wounded.

On the same day in Kherson Oblast, as a result of a shell hitting a residential building, a 15-year-old girl was seriously injured.

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. April 13 is the 49th day of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The occupying forces tried to advance from the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine from artillery and from the air.

From the first days of the war, the most difficult situation has been in Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Mariupol. For more than a month, Russia shelled Kyiv and the outskirts of the capital, completely destroying a number of settlements.

After invaders retreated after being defeated in Kyiv Oblast, Ukrainian authorities and journalists uncovered evidence of atrocities being committed by Russian troops against hundreds of civilians. The bodies of civilians tortured and killed by Russians have been found in Bucha, Irpin and along the Zhytomyr highway.

At the moment, the invaders are gathering their forces to attack Donbas, in an attempt to capture those territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that have been under Ukrainian governmental control since the beginning of the war.

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