A total of 454 children have been killed and over 894 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.
The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, as of January 15, 2023, a total of 454 children were killed and over 894 received injuries of various severity levels.
These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office noted.
Currently, most casualties were recorded in the Donetsk region (429), Kharkiv region (269), Kyiv region (117), Kherson region (83), Mykolaiv region (82), Zaporizhzhia region (81), Chernihiv region (68), Luhansk region (66) and Dnipropetrovsk region (55).
On January 14, 2023, a 9-storey apartment block was struck by a Russian missile in the city of Dnipro. A 15-year-old girl was reported killed, and 14 more children injured. Rescue works continue.
As a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, a total of 3,126 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine, and 337 of them were destroyed completely.