At least 242 children have been killed and 440 wounded since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale armed invasion of Ukraine.
Source: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram
Quote: “As of the morning of 28 May, more than 682 children in Ukraine have become casualties of the full-scaled armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official information from prosecutors of crimes against juveniles, 242 children have been killed and 440 wounded.
These numbers are not definitive as work continues to determine the number of casualties in areas of active hostilities and in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories of Ukraine.”
Details: The greatest number of children have been affected in Donetsk (153), Kyiv (116), Kharkiv (108), Chernihiv (68), Luhansk (51), Kherson (49), Mykolaiv (45), Zaporizhzhia (28), Sumy (17), and Zhytomyr (15) oblasts, and in the city of Kyiv (16).
On 26 May, a 12-year-old boy was killed when a Russian shell exploded in a school in Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast.
New information has revealed that during Russian shelling of Mariupol on 15 March, a 15-year-old boy was wounded. He was forcibly taken to a hospital on the territory of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic. His 2-year-old brother and 14-year-old sister were taken with him.
Information has also come to light regarding the wounding of a 17-year-old boy on 28 February, when Russian troops opened fire on a civilian car in the city of Kharkiv.
Across Ukrainian cities and villages, 1,888 schools and other educational establishments have been damaged in Russian bombardments – 180 of those have been completely destroyed.
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