The number of deceased children in Ukraine since the Russians invaded the country, last February 24, has reached the figure of 205, according to data published this Monday by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office on his Telegram account.
Besides, more than 362 children have been injured due to “the large-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation,” the Prosecutor’s Office notes about some figures that could not be confirmed by an independent source.
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The judicial body explains that these data “are not definitive, since work is being done to quantify” the exact number of victims in places where hostilities by the Russian army are “active, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.”
According to these official data from the prosecutors for minors, the places where the most deaths occurred were the region of Donetsk, in the southeast, where 117 children have diedfollowed by kyiv, where 107 died, Y Kharkiv (east), where 91 have died.
Due to the bombings and attacks of different kinds by the Russian troops, at least 1,018 educational institutions were also damaged, of which 95 were completely destroyed.
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New Russian offensive
The regional authorities of Luhansk informed today of the start of the great offensive by Russia in eastern Ukraine, after several days of preparations and concentration of Russian troops in that part of the country.
“We can report that the offensive has already started,” the regional military administration said in a statement, adding that fighting is taking place in the streets of Kreminna.
In a message broadcast through the Telegram account, the regional military administration adds that the evacuation of civilians is “impossible”.
From eastern Ukraine reported at night new Russian missile attacks on the city of Kramators, as well as in other Donetsk towns, such as Vugledar, Marinka and Gradiv.
It is also stated, on the contrary, that the situation has not changed in Mariupol, the beleaguered port city which the Russian command urged yesterday to surrender.
Thousands of civilians in Mariupol, on the coast of the Sea of Azov, resist the continuous bombing of Russian troops sheltering in the facilities of the Azovstal steelworks, a former metallurgical plant created in the 1930s, according to Ukrinform.
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The ultimatum imposed by Moscow expired on Sunday at noon, without the Ukrainian resisters laying down their arms.
It is estimated that in that old steel mill there are also entrenched some 2,500 soldiers, who would be the last Ukrainian defense of the city.
In parallel to this situation in the east, the Lviv authorities reported this Monday of new attacks on this city, close to the border with Poland.
As reported on Monday by the mayor of the city, Andriy Sadovyi, on the Telegram network, five missiles have fallen on the city in the last few hours.