97 children have died and more than 100 children have been injured since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began
As of 10 a.m. on March 15, 2022, according to the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations, as well as other sources that need confirmation, 97 children have died and more than 100 children have been injured since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.
The actual number of dead and wounded children cannot be determined due to the inability to inspect the scene and the active hostilities of the occupying forces in Ukrainian cities.
The most affected are in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson, Nikolaev, and Zhytomyr regions. Every day, at least 5 children die under shellingProsecutor General's Office of Ukraine
Yesterday, Russian troops carried out artillery shelling of a kindergarten in Chuguev. A 15-year-old boy was killed by shell fragments.
In the Luhansk region in Rubizhne, the enemy destroyed an institution for visually impaired children “Kryshtalyk”, three schools, and the Rubizhne City Multidisciplinary Hospital. Four people were killed in the shelling.
Such actions by the armed forces of the Russian Federation continue to grossly violate the fundamental rights of children - the right to life and health, guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Russian military terrorists kill children and unarmed Ukrainians on the streets of temporarily occupied settlements.
In the village of Mokhnatyn, near Chernihiv, the russian occupiers shot three local teenagers with machine gun from armored vehicle. Two of died boys were at the age of 17, one - 19. 17-years victims were twin brothers. The third, a 19-year-old boy, had his leg torn off and died.
In the village of Velyka Dymerka, Brovary district, Kyiv region, racist soldiers opened fire on civilians at a public transport stop - a woman was killed and a man was injured. They also opened fire on the homes of civilians, killing a man.
In the village of Zavorychi in the Kyiv region, two men were fatally injured and a woman was wounded by shrapnel.
In Bucha, the Russian military fired on residential buildings. A 65-year-old civilian was killed in the village of Vorzel in the Bucha district, and a 75-year-old woman and a man died of their wounds in Irpen.
We call on the international community and international human rights organizations to help end the military attack on the Russian Federation.