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500 children have lost their lives due to the Russian war in Ukraine

500 children have lost their lives due to the Russian war in Ukraine Russian occupying forces killed 500 Ukrainian children (Photo: Getty Images)

According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, in Ukraine, 500 children have lost their lives due to the ongoing war, attributed to Russian aggression. Additionally, over a thousand minors have been adversely affected.

According to law enforcement sources, more than 1,597 children have suffered as a result of Russia's full-scale armed aggression in Ukraine. Among them, 500 children have tragically lost their lives, while over 1,097 have sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity.

"These figures are not final. Work continues to ascertain the numbers in areas of active combat, on temporarily occupied and liberated territories," the statement notes.

The regions most impacted by this tragic situation are Donetsk region with 485 affected children, Kharkiv region with 298, Kyiv region with 129, Kherson region with 118, Zaporizhzhia region with 99, Mykolaiv region with 97, Dnipropetrovsk region with 94, Chernihiv region with 71, and Luhansk region with 67.

Russia's removal of Ukrainian children

Ukraine's First Lady, Olena Zelenska, stated in an interview with RBC-Ukraine that Russia has taken approximately 19,500 children out of Ukraine. The process of repatriation is complicated and protracted due to Russian authorities' lack of cooperation.

Notably, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and ombudswoman Maria Lvova-Belova specifically in relation to the deportation of Ukrainian children. This serves as a response to the grave situation surrounding their removal.