Ukraine says Russian attacks has killed 136 children, injured 200

By Ruslan Rehimov


KYIV, Ukraine (AA): A total of 136 children have so far been killed in Russia’s month-long war on Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said Saturday.

Nearly 200 children have also been injured in the conflict since it began on Feb. 24, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Telegram.

Russian shelling has also damaged 570 educational institutions, including 73 which were completely destroyed, it added.

Ukraine has accused Russian forces of deliberately targeting civilian buildings and of committing war crimes.

The Russia-Ukraine war has met international outrage, with the EU, US and UK, among others, implementing tough financial sanctions on Moscow.

At least 1,035 civilians have been killed in Ukraine and 1,650 injured, according to UN estimates, while cautioning that the true figure is likely far higher.

More than 3.7 million Ukrainians have also fled to neighboring countries, with millions more displaced inside the country, according to the UN refugee agency.

* Writing by Merve Berker

[Photo: Civilians, fleeing from Ukraine due to ongoing Russian attacks, continue to arrive at the Medyka border in Przemysl, Poland on March 26, 2022. Photographer: Ayhan Mehmet/AA]

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