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At least 437 children are among more than 8,300 civilians who have been killed in Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion in February, the country’s prosecutor general said on Saturday in a grim new accounting of the war’s toll.

Andriy Kostin, Ukraine’s prosecutor general, said that in addition to More than 11,000 civilians were injured during the conflict, which led to the death of more than 11,000 people. He added that the real numbers were probably higher. to be much higher because Kyiv authorities have no access to Information in areas to the east and south that Russian forces have occupied.

The Office of the U.N. Human Rights published a Nov. 14 report stating that 408 children were among the 6,557 victims of the invasion and 750 were among the 10,074 wounded. However, it also stated the true numbers. “certainly higher.” It is data showed that March had been the conflict’s deadliest month.

Close proximity of artillery posts – Russian missiles fired from these positions to The majority of civilian casualties have been on the front lines, or at greater distances from towns and cities. Children were also among the victims of some of the conflict’s worst massacres of civilians, including a missile strike on a railway platform in the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk region in April, which killed more than 50 people, and an attack on a civilian convoy in Zaporizhzhia At least 30 people were killed in the region in September. Both cases involved civilians trying to to Escape the fighting

In one of the war’s most poignant casualties, a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome, Liza Dmytriyeva, died of shrapnel wounds in July after a shopping mall was struck by a missile in the city of Vinnytsia in central Ukraine. The world shared photos of her pink-colored stroller, which was lying on the streets, as well as the black one.

Ukraine’s government has made a strenuous effort to Document crimes committed since the Russian invasion began. to Increasing prosecutions. Ukrainian authorities have recorded 45,000 war crime offences, according to Mr. Kostin.

He said that 216 people were notified they were suspected of being involved in war crimes. 17 of these were Russian prisoners-of-war.

The United Nations appointed a panel to review legal issues and concluded that Russian soldiers committed war crimes against Ukraine. Children were also raped, tortured and beaten.

Additionally to missile strikes, Ukrainian authorities have uncovered a succession of atrocities in areas — such as Bucha, a suburb north of the capital, Kyiv; Izium in the Kharkiv region; and, most recently. the city of Kherson — from which Russian forces have been forced to retreat. Some victims were children.

Kherson has been identified as a detention center for teenage girls. to According to the report, they were tortured. to the Ukrainian Parliament’s commissioner for human rights, Dmytro Lubinets.

“There was a separate area where teenagers were detained. We are now determining their ages. People are testifying that some boys looked 14 years old,” In a Facebook post, Mr. Lubinets stated that it was Friday and that the authorities believed that this was the first such practice.

Russian rockets and bombs have caused damage to thousands of schools, with many being destroyed. In an example of the misuse of children’s facilities, Oleh Synehubov, head of the regional administration in Kharkiv, said on Telegram on Friday that Russian forces had planted mines in beds in kindergartens in the region. This claim was not independently verified.