Russian troops have killed 433 children and wounded another 837 across Ukraine since the start of the large-scale aggression on February 24.
This is reported by the prosecutor general’s office, reports Ukrinform.
“As of the morning of November 18, 2022, more than 1,270 children were affected in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s large-scale armed aggression. According to the official reports of juvenile prosecutors, 433 children were killed and 837 suffered injuries of varying severity. ”, reads the statement.
The numbers indicated are not final, as work is underway to verify incoming data from the zones of active hostilities, temporarily captured and liberated areas.
According to the PGO, the highest number of child victims were reported in the following regions: Donetsk (423), Kharkiv (265), Kiev (117), Mykolaiv (77), Zaporizhia (72), Chernihiv (68), Luhansk (64), Kherson (64) and Dnepropetrovsk (32).
On November 17, ten people, including two children aged 11 and 17, were killed as a result of a Russian missile strike that hit a household in the city of Vilniansk, Zaporizhia region.
On the same day, a 15-year-old girl was injured by enemy shelling on the city of Dnipro.
On November 16, an 11-year-old girl was injured in a strike in the city of Izium, Kharkiv region.
Russian attacks also damaged 2,719 educational facilities, of which 332 were completely destroyed.
According to Ukrinform, according to the Youth Prevention Department of the National Police, 7,835 children have been reported missing since the large-scale invasion of Ukraine. At present, 7,555 children have been found, while another 280 are being sought.