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Prosecutor General's Office: 496 Ukrainian children killed by Russia's all-out war

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 22, 2023 2:48 PM 1 min read
A local boy inspects an art installation in memory of the killed Ukrainian civilians in Lviv on July 10, 2023. (Photo by Mykola Tys/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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The Prosecutor General's Office reported on July 22 that 496 Ukrainian children have been officially reported killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion last year.

An additional 1,068 children have sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity.

However, the actual numbers may be much higher since they do not fully account for territories still under Russian occupation, recently liberated by Ukrainian forces, or experiencing heavy fighting, the Prosecutor General's Office added.

Four hundred seventy-four children in Donetsk Oblast have either sustained injuries or been killed by Russia, making it the most heavily-impacted region in Ukraine in terms of child casualties.

Additionally, 297 children in Kharkiv Oblast have been affected, as well as 129 in Kyiv Oblast, 116 in Kherson Oblast, 97 in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, 89 in Mykolaiv Oblast, 83 in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, 71 in Chernihiv Oblast, and 67 in Luhansk Oblast.

The Prosecutor General's Office also reported that in the past 24 hours a nine-year-old and a 16-year-old child were killed by Russian shelling in the village of Druzhba, which is located a little over 30 kilometers south of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast.

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