Kiev estimates that 313 children have been killed since the invasion began

Ukrainian authorities estimated on Wednesday that at least 313 children have been killed since the start of the war with Russia on February 24.

The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said in a message on its account on the messaging platform Telegram that 313 children have been confirmed killed by Russian forces to date and another 579 wounded.

“These figures are not definitive, as work is ongoing in places of active hostilities and in temporarily occupied and liberated territories,” he said.

Donetsk province is the one with the highest number of victims.

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office, 1,985 educational institutions suffered material damage as a result of attacks by Russian forces, of which 194 were “completely destroyed”.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has already denounced that the bombings in Ukraine are killing and maiming children and preventing them from returning to “any kind of normal life”.

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