At least 79 children have died in the invasion of Ukraine, according to the prosecution

  • More than 280 educational institutions have been destroyed since the start of the war

At least 79 children have died and a hundred have been injured since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, according to a report published this Saturday by the Prosecutor’s Office for Minors of Ukraine in your Telegram account. Most of the deaths included in this report, whose data cannot be verified by an independent source, have occurred in Russian attacks against the country’s main cities.

“During the 16 days of war in Ukraine, 79 children have already died and almost 100 have been injured. Most of the victims were in the regions of Kyiv, Kharkov, Donetsk, Sumy, Kherson and Zhytomyr“, the report states. According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office, this figure is not final “due to the lack of opportunity to inspect the places of attack, where the Russian armed forces are carrying out their hostile activities”.

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So far, more than 280 educational institutions have been destroyed, 9 of them totally. In the Donetsk region, in the east of the country, 110 educational institutions were damaged, in the Sumy region, also in the east, 28 were affected, and in Kiev, 17, in addition to a dozen medical centers for minors.

According to the document, an average of 17 educational institutions have been destroyed daily by Russian attacks since the invasion ordered by the president of that country began, Vladimir Putin. About seven million children are deprived of the opportunity to study due to active hostilities on the territory of Ukraine and the deliberate destruction of such institutions, the Prosecutor’s Office denounces.

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