As of the morning of May 19, 2022, more than 658 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to the official juvenile prosecutors, 231 children were killed and more than 427 injured.
This was announced by the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Children suffered the most in Donetsk region – 144, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 100, Chernihiv region – 68, Kherson region – 48, Luhansk region – 47, Mykolaiv region – 44, Zaporizhzhia region – 28, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16, Zhytomyr region – 15.
These data are not conclusive, as work is underway to establish the facts in places of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
- On May 17, the enemy again shelled the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. Children aged 9, 12, and 17 were seriously injured in the aftermath of a missile attack on a residential building. On May 18, rescuers found the bodies of a woman and a 2-year-old child under the rubble of a destroyed house.
- It became known about the death of a 17-year-old girl in the town of Polohy, Zaporizhzhia region, as a result of shelling by the occupies of the city’s civilian infrastructure.
- On May 16 on the highway in the Mykolaiv region, eight people, among which the 5-year-old girl, exploded on a mine. All of them received injuries of varying severity.
The bombing and shelling of Ukrainian towns and villages by the Russian armed forces damaged 1,828 educational institutions. 171 of them were completely destroyed.