Since the beginning of the Russian military invasion in Ukraine, 460 children have died, 919 minors have been injured more or less seriously. This is stated in the message from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
The agency clarified that these are only the data that could be verified during the war. Actual numbers may be higher.
Also the prosecutor’s office informed that during the war, 3126 children’s and educational institutions were damaged due to shelling and shelling, 337 of them were completely destroyed.
More than 16,000 children were taken to Russia.
These data are close to statistics the UN, according to which, since February 2022, approximately 1,100 Ukrainian children have been killed and injured. More than a million children have fled their homes and taken refuge inside the country.
A total of 7.7 million people left Ukraine and became refugees, mostly women and children.
UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – said that in 2023 more than a billion dollars will have to be allocated to meet the needs of Ukrainian children inside and outside the country. Of this amount, $829 million is needed to support children in Ukraine itself and $229 million for refugee children abroad. This amount includes the cost of education, food, accommodation and medical care.
Russian authorities have repeatedly stated that they do not strike civilian targets or residential areas in Ukraine. The movement of Ukrainian citizens, including children, to the territory of Russia which they call voluntary refugees.