Since 24 February, 108 children have died at the hands of the Russian occupiers in Ukraine, the Prosecutor General’s Office reports.

In addition, as of the morning of 17 March, more than 120 children received various injuries as a result of enemy shelling and missile attacks.

According to prosecutors, children have been most affected in the following regions:

Kyiv – 52 children

Kharkiv – 34 children

Donetsk – 25 children

Chernihiv – 24 children

Mykolayiv – 20 children

Zhytomyr – 15 children

Sumy – 14 children

Kherson – 10 children

Bombing and shelling of Ukrainian infrastructure continue. Over the 22 days of the war, the invaders have damaged 411 educational institutions, of which 63 were completely destroyed. The enemy has also fired on 11 hospitals and three rehabilitation centres, including those for children with disabilities.

“These data are not final due to the inability to inspect the areas of active hostilities and in the temporarily occupied territories,” the Prosecutor General’s Office added.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced the establishment of a Coordination Headquarters for Protection of the Rights of the Child in Wartime. This structure will coordinate the work of central and local executive bodies, local self-government bodies on evacuation, creation of safe conditions, and observance of the rights of children in wartime.

Bohdan Marusyak

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