219 children killed, 398 injured in Russia's invasion of Ukraine
29 April, 2022

As of the morning of April 29, 219 children had died and 398 had been injured in the Russian invasion, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

On April 28, investigators confirmed the death of two more children and injuries of five: it emerged now that in the first week of March a car exploded on a highway near Krasne in Chernihiv Oblast, killing children aged 2 and 14.

Newly documented facts of injuries:

  • On March 7, a 10-year-old boy suffered a concussion as a result of artillery shelling of the Romaniv Bridge in Irpin;
  • On April 11, a 9-year-old boy was injured in shelling in Kharkiv;
  • On April 21, a 17-year-old boy was injured in the shelling of Mariupol and subsequently taken to a hospital in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast;
  • On April 28, a child was injured in the shelling of Zaporizhzhia;
  • On April 28, a 10-year-old girl was injured in a shelling of the village of Tsyrkuny in the Kharkiv Oblast.

This information is not yet final. The establishment of the wounded and dead in places of active hostilities, as well as in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories is ongoing.

According to the available data, children were most affected in Donetsk (139), Kyiv (115), Kharkiv (95), Chernihiv (68), Kherson (44), Mykolaiv (43), Luhansk (37), Zaporizhzhia (27), Sumy (17), Zhytomyr (15) oblasts, and the city of Kyiv (16).

In addition, bombings and shelling damaged 1,556 educational institutions, destroying 102 of them.