More than 500 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of the Russian full-scale armed aggression. 176 children were killed and 324 received injuries of varying severity.
The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported this on April 9, 2022.
These data are not conclusive, as inspection of sites of active hostilities and liberated settlements and receiving information on the temporarily occupied territories are underway.
Children suffered the most in Donetsk – 102, Kyiv – 91, Kharkiv – 76, Chernihiv – 50, Mykolaiv – 40, Luhansk – 35, Zaporizhzhia – 22, Kherson – 29, the capital – 16, Sumy – 16, Zhytomyr – 15 regions.
- On April 8, 5 children were killed and 16 were injured in the shelling of a railway station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. More than 4,000 people were waiting to be evacuated at the station. The Russians used Tochka-U for attack and inscribed “For the children” [ed. – in the meaning “to avenge for the children”] on the missile.
- A killed family with a one-year-old child was found in a shot car near Hostomel in the Kyiv region.
- The tortured and burned bodies of three people, one of whom belongs to a child, were found in the Izium district of the Kharkiv region.
As a result of daily bombings and shelling, 928 educational institutions were damaged, 84 of them – destroyed.