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Ukraine says 391 children killed by russian occupiers

Over 771 suffered injuries of varying severity.

Ukraine says 391 children killed by russian occupiers
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According to juvenile prosecutors, as of 23 September, officially, 391 children have died because of the russian invasion of Ukraine, the press service of the Prosecutor-General's Office has reported.

Over 771 more sustained injuries of varying severity.

The Office stressed: the figures are not final, because the work on their establishment in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories is still ongoing.

"Most children were affected in Donetsk Region - 400, Kharkiv Region - 229, Kyiv Region - 116, Mykolayiv Region - 72, Chernihiv Region - 68, Luhansk Region - 61, Kherson Region - 55, Zaporizhzhya Region - 47, Dnipropetrovsk Region - 26," the statement said.

Among the latest registered cases - on 22 September, a 15-year-old girl was wounded as a result of russian shelling of the city of Тoretsk in Donetsk Region.

On the same day, russians struck Kupyansk, Kharkiv Region. Two children aged 7 and 13 were wounded.

On 21 September, a 13-year-old boy was wounded as a result of Kupyansk shelling.

The Prosecutor General's Office added that information about a war crime against a child can be reported through the unified evidence hub, as well as by phone: +380961004438, +380683235856.

On 20 September, russians shelled the village of Hrushivka, Kupyansk District, Kharkiv Region. Two people were killed, and nine were injured. Among them were four children.

The Prosecutor-General's Office reported that they had established five cases of sexual violence against children aged 4 to 16 by the russian military.

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