"Russia killed or maimed 700 Ukrainian children," the Head of UGCC said on the International Day for Protection of Children

01 June, 16:50
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The child, who was evacuated from Mariupol with his family, arrives at the reception center for displaced persons in Zaporizhia, May 8, 2022 - фото 1
The child, who was evacuated from Mariupol with his family, arrives at the reception center for displaced persons in Zaporizhia, May 8, 2022
Photo source: AP Photo / Francisco Seco
When the whole world marks Children's Day, we must say with regret that according to official statistics, almost 700 Ukrainian children were victims of this war, that is, were killed or wounded. The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, said this in his daily address on the 98th day of the war.

"But I don't think anyone really knows how many children have become victims of Russian aggression today. It is children who are the most vulnerable category of victims of any war. Instead of going to school, they are the first to share the fate of refugees and suffer mental and physical suffering from the war," the Head of the UGCC added.