"79 children died, over 100 injured till now", says Ukraine as Russia continues bombing
Russian forces have surrounded the besieged city of Mariupol as Ukraine continues to bear the brunt of Russia's aggravated assaults. Ukraine and international countries have accused Russia of the airstrike on a children's hospital in Ukraine that killed three people, including a child, and left others injured. At least 79 children have been killed, and around 100 have been wounded since the start of the Russian invasion, reported the Ukrainian media ‘The Kyiv Independent’ citing the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO).
In a statement, the PGO said that most of the victims were in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Sumy, Kherson, and Zhytomyr regions. However, it noted that the victims' numbers are not final since the fight is still active. The prosecutor's office also stated that over 280 educational institutions have been hit in the war, out of which nine have been completely destroyed. On Saturday, Ukraine said that a mosque housing 80 civilians has been shelled in Mariupol, reported AFP. The people of Ukraine still continue to weather the storm as Russia's invasion of the war-torn country is advancing. Russia has captured the port city of Kherson, along with a few small towns. Russia also captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the derelict plant at Chernobyl. Meanwhile, Zelenskyy and other officials on Saturday accused Russian forces of abducting the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov. aking to Twitter, Ukraine's parliament said 'a group of 10 occupiers kidnapped the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov. He refused to cooperate with the enemy'.
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