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Ukraine reports 429 child deaths caused by Russian attacks

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Crianças brincam em um balanço enquanto são vigiadas por militares russos na vila de Trokhizbenka, região de Luhansk, Ucrânia, 27 de março de 2022.

Children play on a swing while being guarded by Russian military personnel in the village of Trokhizbenka, Luhansk region, Ukraine, in March of 2022.| Photo: EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported this Friday (13) that at least 540 children have died in the country since the beginning of the Russian invasion, in 17 February, while more than 800 minors were injured.

According to information released via Telegram by Ukrainian child prosecutors, the deaths occurred as a result of different attacks across the country, especially in the eastern regions.

In all, 660 children suffered injuries of different degrees and needed medical assistance.

The Attorney General’s Office informs that the number ero is not considered definitive, as work continues to establish victims among children where hostilities are active and in territories occupied by the Russians or in those recently liberated by Ukraine.

Due to the bombings and attacks by the Russian armed forces, 2. 429 Institutions teaching facilities were damaged on Ukrainian territory, according to 326 were totally destroyed, according to the same source.

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