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Prosecutor General's Office: 500 children killed, 1,097 injured by Russia's all-out war

by Alexander Query and The Kyiv Independent news desk August 13, 2023 10:10 AM 1 min read
At least 500 Ukrainian children are officially known to have been killed due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine – but the number doesn't account for occupied territories and areas experiencing heavy fighting. (Illustration: Karolina Gulshani)
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The Prosecutor General's Office reported on Aug. 13 that 500 Ukrainian children have been officially reported killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion last year.

An additional 1,097 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 eighty-five 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, 298 children in Kharkiv Oblast have been affected, as well as 129 in Kyiv Oblast, 118 in Kherson Oblast, 99 in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, 97 in Mykolaiv Oblast, 94 in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, 71 in Chernihiv Oblast, and 71 in Luhansk Oblast.

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