Russians kill 200 children in Ukraine: officials

A total of 200 children have been killed and 360 have been wounded in Ukraine since Russian troops invaded the country on February 24, news agencies reported on Saturday, citing Ukrainian authorities.

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“As of 08:00, April 16, 2022, … a total of 200 children have died and 360 children have been injured since the Russian invasion started,” Ukraine’s human rights ombudswoman, Lyudmila Denisova, said in a statement, as quoted by the ukrinform.net website.

Meanwhile, the European Union’s ambassador to Ukraine, Matti Maasikas, warned that Russian forces were beginning to kidnap children from the country.

„After Ukraine’s journalists, activists, local officials, other civilians, Russia has begun to abduct Ukrainian children,” Maasikas said in a tweet on Friday.

„This, as well as their planned so-called 'adoption’ by Russian families, is yet another cynical, appalling violation of international humanitarian law,” he added.

„Russia will be held accountable,” Maasikas also tweeted.

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Source: IAR, PAP, ukrinform.net

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