Ukraine says 165 children killed since Russian invasion

Ukraine says 165 children killed since Russian invasion
# 05 April 2022 16:45 (UTC +04:00)

As of Tuesday 5 April, at least 165 children in Ukraine have died and 266 injured since the start of the Russian invasion, according to Ukraine’s prosecutor general, APA reports citing The Guardian.

The figures do not include casualties in devastated front-line Ukrainian cities such as Mariupol. Interfax news agency quotes a report by the prosecutor general’s office:

These figures are not final, since work is underway to establish them in places of active hostilities, in temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

In particular, in the city of Mariupol, in certain territories of Kyiv, Chernihiv and Luhansk regions.

According to the report, 78 children were killed in Donetsk region, 77 in Kyiv region, 61 in Kharkiv, 49 in Chernihiv.

In one example, the report says a child was killed as a result of the shelling of the city of Mykolaiv by Russian forces.

"It became known that during the occupation of Vorzel, Kyiv region, the aggressor’s servicemen threw a smoke grenade into the basement of one of the houses, where a 14-year-old child and a woman were hiding, and then opened fire.

The child died immediately, and the mother – two days later."