“As of the morning of May 17, 2023, more than 1,458 children were killed and injured in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the official information from the juvenile prosecutors, 481 children were killed and more than 977 children received injuries of various degrees of severity,” the Prosecutor General’s Office posted on Telegram.
These numbers are not final as efforts are ongoing to establish casualties in the areas of military operations, in temporarily captured and liberated territories.
Most children were killed and injured in Donetsk region – 459, Kharkiv region – 277, Kyiv region –128, Kherson region – 100, Zaporizhzhia region – 90, Mykolaiv region – 89, Chernihiv region – 70, Dnipropetrovsk region – 70, Luhansk region – 66.
On Tuesday, May 16, three children aged 7, 8 and 10 were injured in the enemy shelling of Molodizhne village, Kherson region.
As reported, on May 16, the Russian army attacked Molodizhne village in Kherson region, injuring three children and a 59-year-old woman.