Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (June)

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The illustrative photography /  Mass burials of people who were killed by the russian occupiers
The illustrative photography / Mass burials of people who were killed by the russian occupiers

The Russian aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the occupation of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has shown that the Kremlin is disregarded international law and its international commitments. This is evidenced by the War in Syria and proved by the eight-year Russian-Ukrainian war, which in recent days has grown into a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Multi-year, Russia has repeatedly violated international humanitarian law in Ukraine. We have a lot of examples of it, but now Defense Express pay attention to the glaring violations of the last few days, which require world condemnation by the community and effective prosecution of offenses in international courts.

The facts of international humanitarian law violations by russian armed forces in Ukraine in February - April 2022 you can find here, in May - here

June 30. In Kherson region, the Russian military launched rocket strikes at the village of Novovorontsovka, damaging a farm and expensive agricultural machinery.

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (February-April)

"Yesterday, June 29, the Russian army launched rocket strikes at the village of Novovorontsovka, Beryslav district, Kherson region. As a result of the enemy attack, the outbuildings were destroyed in the territory of the farm, and expensive agricultural machinery was damaged," Kherson region police posted on Facebook.

No civilian casualties were reported.

Police officers arrived at the scene, collected physical evidence of a war crime, interviewed local residents. The amount of damage caused to the community is being determined.

The police opened criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Violation of laws and customs of war".

As reported, Novovorontsovka community in Kherson region remains without power and water supply due to Russian shelling.

The police have already opened 1,399 criminal proceedings over war crimes committed by the Russian military in the territory of Kherson region.

June 30. a total of six civilians have been reported killed and six injured in Russia’s missile strike on an apartment block in the city of Mykolaiv, launched in the morning of June 29, 2022.

The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration on Telegram.

“In the morning of June 29, 2022, over 10 missiles were fired at Mykolaiv and its outskirts. The apartment block was hit. Six civilians have been reported killed and six injured so far. The missiles also struck a recreation center and garage cooperative,” the report states.

Two more civilians were injured in Russia’s shelling of Mykolaiv Region’s Bereznehuvate community yesterday. Information about the damage caused is yet to be checked.

On the night and in the morning of June 30, 2022, Russian troops opened fire on the Shyroke community. One residential house was destroyed and two damaged. No casualties among civilians were reported.

In the afternoon of June 29, 2022, Mykolaiv District’s Pervomaisk community came under enemy fire. Residential houses were damaged.

Russian invaders also shelled the Halytsynove community. The damage caused is yet to be checked.

June 30. A total of 341 children have been killed and over 631 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over 972 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of June 30, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (341 children). The number of those injured exceeded 631 children,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (338), Kharkiv Region (185), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (60), Mykolaiv Region (53), Kherson Region (52) and Zaporizhzhia Region (31).

On June 27, 2022, two boys, 13 and 15, were injured in Russia’s shelling of Lysychansk, Luhansk Region.

On June 29, 2022, Russian troops again shelled Chuhuiv District, Kharkiv Region, leaving an 11-year-old girl injured.

June 29. The Sievierodonetsk thermal power station has been almost completely destroyed due to the fighting in Luhansk region.

"The Sievierodonetsk thermal power station has been almost completely destroyed due to the fighting in Luhansk region," Energoatom (Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine) posted on Telegram.

As reported, a thermal power station in Okhtyrka, Sumy region, was destroyed by Russian airstrikes in early March.

June 29. At least 4,731 civilians have been killed since the beginning of Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine, and the actual figures are considerably higher as it is difficult to establish them due to the fighting.

Matilda Bogner, head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, said this at the presentation of a new report on the human rights situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, June 29, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Civilians continue to bear the brunt of the hostilities. As of this week, we have documented more than 10,000 people who have been killed or injured, among them 4,731 people killed," Bogner said.

June 29. At least 341 children have been killed and 627 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started in late February.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a Telegram post.

"More than 968 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 29, 2022, the official number of child victims over the past day has not changed - 341. The number of those injured has increased to over 627," the report said.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (338), Kharkiv Region (183), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (58), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (48), Zaporizhzhia Region (31), and Sumy Region (17).

A total of 2,092 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia's daily air and artillery strikes, and 213 of them were destroyed completely.

June 28. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the United Nations to deprive the Russian Federation of its powers in the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council as a terrorist state.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the UN Security Council meeting in New York, focused on Russia’s attacks against civilians in Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“I urge you to deprive the delegation of the terrorist state of its powers in the UN General Assembly, and it is possible. Russia has no right to stay in the UN Security Council. And this path is not too thorny, as it may seem to some, if you show consistency and proper political will,” Zelensky said, referring to the relevant articles of the UN Charter.

According to the President of Ukraine, the UN has enough powers to bring the terrorist state to justice. The UN Charter provides for the possibility of establishing a special international tribunal to investigate the crimes committed by Russian occupiers on the Ukrainian land.

“The word ‘genocide’ has been heard many times,” Zelensky added.

The Head of the State mentioned that the UN Charter places the “primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security” on the UN Security Council. At the same time, Article 6 of Chapter II of the UN Charter clearly reads: “A Member of the United Nations who has persistently violated the Principles contained in the present Charter may be expelled from the Organization by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council”.

“Although Russia violates the fundamental principles of the UN and the international legal order, it has not yet been held accountable precisely at the global level. It still remains in the UN structures and even enjoys the privileges of its chair as a permanent member of the UN Security Council,” Zelensky stressed.

June 28. Ukraine's Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has said that there are no survivors under the rubble of a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, hit by a Russian missile on June 27. He said this at a briefing on Tuesday, June 28.

"We hoped that in the first hours [after the attack] there could still be people alive. But due to the fire that broke out 10-15 minutes after the missile hit, we can say for sure that there are no survivors left," Monastyrsky said.

He noted that psychologists from the State Emergency Service and the National Police are working with loved ones of people who were inside the shopping center.

June 28. One child has been killed and four injured in Russia’s missile attack on Ochakiv, Mykolaiv Region. The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Regional Council Head Hanna Zamazieieva on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“June 28. 05:00 a.m. Missiles directly hit residential houses in the city of Ochakiv. Six civilians injured, including four children: 3-month-old baby (on life support now), 1-year-old toddler, and two teenagers, 13 and 16,” Zamazieieva wrote.

In addition, a 6-year-old child was killed. Rescue works are underway.

A reminder that, according to the preliminary data, three civilians were killed and six injured in Russia’s missile attack on Ochakiv, Mykolaiv Region.

June 28. A total of 36 people were listed as missing after Russia’s missile attack on Amstor Shopping Mall in the city of Kremenchuk, Poltava Region. Currently, 18 people were reported killed. Rescue works are underway.

The relevant statement was made by Poltava Regional Military Administration Head Dmytro Lunin on Telegram.

“Unfortunately, as of now, 18 people were killed in Russia’s missile attack. A total of 36 people were listed as missing. We continue rescue works. Those injured are provided with all necessary assistance,” Lunin wrote.

In his words, rescue works lasted through the night. Over 1,000 rescuers, police officers, health workers and volunteers are involved in these efforts.

June 28. Russian invaders fired Uragan multiple launch rocket systems at the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, killing eight people who went out to collect water.

Serhii Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said this in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.

"Today in Lysychansk, when the civilian population was collecting water from a tanker truck, the Russians fired at a crowd of people using Uragan MLRS," Haidai said.

He said that eight residents of Lysychansk had been killed and 21 people had been hospitalized.

June 27. In the basement of a torture chamber in Henichesk, southern Ukraine, the invaders are forcing the abducted local residents to glorify Putin and assault those who refuse.

That’s according to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center (CRC) non-profit.

"With the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine, the occupiers set up a site for ‘interrogation,’ torture, and intimidation in the basement of School 17 in Henichesk, Kherson region," the statement said.

The CRC has learned how grave the situation is of the detainees held there.

Prisoners are brought there blindfolded or with a sack over their head, while some are forced to keep blindfolds on all the time.

The Russians also hold pseudo-friendly conversations with their hostages, telling them: "We brought you here so that you would understand that everything is fine here, no one is hurting you, while in Bucha, it was all a hoax staged by the Ukrainian military."

June 27. The Russian military have launched missile strikes on a shopping mall in the city of Kremenchuk, Poltava Region. Over 1,000 civilians were inside.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Russian occupiers launched missile strikes on a shopping mall with over 1,000 civilians inside. The shopping mall is on fire. Rescuers are extinguishing fire. It is impossible even to imagine the number of victims,” Zelensky wrote.

The President of Ukraine stressed that this facility posed no threat to the Russian army.

“No strategic value. Just the attempt of people to live a normal life, which angers the occupiers so much. Russia continues to displace its powerlessness on ordinary citizens. It is useless to hope for its adequacy and humanity,” Zelensky added.

Earlier, Kremenchuk Mayor Vitalii Maletskyi reported that the Russian missile hit a crowded place.

June 27. Russian invaders have opened fire on civilians evacuating from the village of Pechenihy, Kharkiv Region, today. A 90-year-old man was injured.

The relevant statement was made by Pechenihy Village Head Oleksandr Husarov on Telegram.

“Today, as people had been evacuating via the village of Pechenihy, Russian troops opened fire on Pechenihy and a column of civilian buses. Casualties were reported. A 90-year-old village resident, the man who had survived through World War II, was injured,” Husarov wrote.

In his words, several detached houses were destroyed in Pechenihy. Explosions also caused fire in two houses. Now rescuers and health workers are helping the local residents.

June 27. More than 100 bodies of people killed by Russian bombardment have been found under the rubble of a building in the temporarily occupied city of Mariupol.

Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"Mariupol. New sad discoveries. While inspecting buildings in the Livoberezhny district, more than bodies of those killed by bombardment have been found in a house hit by an air bomb at the intersection of Peremohy Avenue and Meotydy Boulevard. The bodies are still under the rubble. The occupiers are not planning to retrieve and bury them," he wrote.

June 27. At least 339 children have been killed and 614 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started in late February.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said this in a statement posted to Telegram.

"More than 953 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 27, 2022, the official number of child victims over the past day has not changed - 339. The number of those injured has increased to over 614," the report states.

These figures are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas, the Prosecutor General's Office said.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (335), Kharkiv Region (179), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (57), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (48), Zaporizhzhia Region (31), and Sumy Region (17).

A total of 2,061 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia's daily air and artillery strikes, and 213 of them were destroyed completely.

June 26. Russian troops continue to destroy social infrastructure in Donetsk Region. Schools were damaged in Russia’s shelling of Toretsk and Maiaky, and Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant again came under enemy fire.

The relevant statement was made by Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Today a school has come under enemy fire in Toretsk: windows were broken, the roofing was damaged. Yesterday, a school was destroyed in Maiaky. Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant and the city itself are under enemy fire again. Here, Russians are continuously opening fire, killing civilians and destroying the region’s industrial potential,” Kyrylenko wrote.

June 26. Since the beginning of the all-out invasion, Russia has exported at least 400,000 tonnes of grain from occupied Ukrainian territories.

According to Ukrinform, Ukraine's First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotskyi stated this to RFE/RL's Crimea.Realities project.

"At the time of the actual occupation, there were about one and a half million tonnes of grain in these areas, according to elevator registers. We received information from Ukrainians staying in those territories about the fact of export. If you add all these cases, this is about 400,000 tonnes," he said.

According to the Center for Food and Land Use Research of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE Institute), Vysotskyi added, the losses of Ukrainian agriculture from the full-scale invasion have already amounted to $4.3 billion.

"Russia is deliberately destroying agricultural infrastructure," he stressed.

June 26. Four people have been killed and nine injured by yesterday's missile strike on civilian infrastructure in the city of Sarny, Rivne region, and two of them are in serious condition.

The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office said this on Telegram, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Four people were killed by enemy shelling, and two of them are still being identified. Nine people were injured, and two of them are in serious condition," the statement said.

June 26. Law enforcement officers have launched an investigation into Russia’s missile attack on Kyiv this morning.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

On June 26, 2022, the Russian military launched a missile attack on Kyiv’s central district.

Russian missiles hit a 9-storey apartment block and adjacent infrastructure. As a result, the residential house caught fire, and its upper floors were partially destroyed.

According to the preliminary data, one civilian was killed. Four civilians, including a child, were rescued from under the rubble and taken to hospital.

The data on casualties are yet to be updated. Rescue works are underway.

Spokesperson of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yurii Ihnat during a nationwide telethon said:

“The strategic bombers, Tu-195 and Tu-160, which have been used to fire missiles at Kyiv Region today, are those stationed in the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan. They take off from there. They are equipped with basic missiles and launch them from there. The Kh-101 missile has a range of 5.5 thousand kilometers. Thus, bombers do not necessarily need to enter our airspace. It is enough for them to take off, take a firing track and launch missiles. Four to six missiles have been fired today. In fact, our anti-aircraft defense units reacted, and some missiles were shot down. One missile was confirmed to have been destroyed. The fragments of the other are being searched,” Ihnat told.

June 26. Rescuers from the Ukrainian State Emergency Service have extinguished the fire that broke out in an apartment building in Kyiv's Shevchenkivskyi district, which was hit by a Russian missile strike on Sunday.

According to Ukrinform, Chairman of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service Serhii Kruk said this on Facebook.

"As of 15:00, some local fires in a nine-storey residential building damaged by the shelling have been eliminated. Emergency rescue operations and dismantling of debris are underway," Kruk said.

While dismantling the rubble, three people were rescued, including a child.

Early on Sunday, June 26, several explosions rocked Ukraine's capital Kyiv, with one missile hitting a nine-storey residential building in the Shevchenkivskyi district, partially destroying the 7th, 8th and 9th floors. According to preliminary reports, one person was killed and four were injured, including a woman and her child.

June 26. One person was killed and five were injured by Russian missiles in the Cherkasy region on Sunday, June 26.

Ihor Taburets, head of the Cherkasy Regional Military Administration, said this on his Facebook page.

"Today the enemy launched missile strikes on the Cherkasy region. We have two strikes near the regional center. One person was killed and five were injured. An infrastructure facility was damaged," the statement said.

Cherkasy last came under missile attack on May 5. Two missiles were then shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces.

June 25. Four people have been killed and nine injured by yesterday's missile strike on civilian infrastructure in the city of Sarny, Rivne region, and two of them are in serious condition.

The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office said this on Telegram, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Four people were killed by enemy shelling, and two of them are still being identified. Nine people were injured, and two of them are in serious condition," the statement said.

Missile strike on Sarny: four killed, nine injured
Missile strike on Sarny: four killed, nine injured

On June 25, at about 20:00, Russian troops fired two missiles at a service station with a car wash and a car repair shop in Sarny, Rivne region.

June 25. The death toll in Russian missile strike on Sarny town, Rivne region, has risen to four. Seven people were injured.

"Sad news from Sarny. Another person was found dead under the rubble. Thus, the death toll in yesterday's missile strike on civilian objects has risen to four," Head of Rivne Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Koval posted on Telegram.

The victims are men aged 30 to 51 years. Two more wounded are in critical condition.

Sarny Mayor Ruslan Serpeninov posted on Facebook that seven people had been injured. "I can say at the moment that 11 people have been affected by the missile attacks on the town of Sarny. Four of them were killed, two are in critical condition in intensive care unit. Five people received minor injuries," Serpeninov wrote.

As reported, at about 20:00 on June 25, Russian troops launched two missile strikes on a service station, car wash, and a car repair shop in Sarny, Rivne region.

June 25. Russian troops have shelled Dnipropetrovsk Region’s Kryvyi Rih District with the Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and cannon artillery.

The relevant statement was made by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Head Mykola Lukashuk on Telegram.

“Kryvyi Rih District again came under enemy fire. During the day, Russian occupiers fired at such settlements as Velyka Kostromka and Mala Kostromka with cannon artillery and Uragan MLRS,” Lukashuk wrote.

In Mala Kostromka, one household building was ruined and one more destroyed in fire caused by the enemy shelling. No casualties among civilians were reported.

In other districts of Dnipropetrovsk Region, the situation has been calm so far.

June 25. In the city of Mykolaiv, Russian missile strikes have caused damage to civil infrastructure, public enterprises and educational institution this morning.

The relevant statement was made by Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych on Telegram.

“This morning Russian occupiers have fired missiles at Mykolaiv. According to the military commandant’s office, based on the preliminary data, missile strikes were launched from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine,” Sienkevych wrote.

Sienkevych posted the photographs of damaged civil infrastructure, public enterprises and educational institution.

Some missiles also hit the outskirts of Mykolaiv. The total financial losses are now being assessed.

A reminder that a total of 48 educational institutions, 15 cultural facilities and 42 public utility objects have been damaged in Mykolaiv since the Russian invasion started.

June 24. Donetsk Regional Military Administration Head Pavlo Kyrylenko on Telegram.

“One person was killed. Houses and social infrastructure facilities were damaged. These are the effects of Russia’s shelling of Kostiantynivka. Russians continue to intentionally target civilians and critical infrastructure in Donetsk Region. No safe places have left in the region so far. Evacuation is the only responsible option,” Kyrylenko told.

In general, a total of 22 houses and 14 social infrastructure facilities were damaged in Kostiantynivka.

According to the police, two civilians were rescued from under the rubble. The police and rescuers are dismantling the rubble manually, as special vehicles cannot reach the scene due to serious destructions.

A reminder that Russian troops shelled the fire and salvage unit located in Kostiantynivka. The equipment and vehicles were destroyed. Four rescuers were injured.

June24. In Kharkiv Region, a total of 179 bodies of victims have been recovered from under the rubble since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in Kharkiv Region Anatolii Torianyk during a briefing at Kharkiv Media Hub.

“Currently, Kharkiv garrison’s rescuers have dismantled the rubble within over 140 objects and rescued more than 160 people. Sadly, a total of 179 bodies of victims were recovered,” Torianyk told.

In his words, the most extensive rescue operations were carried out in Kharkiv’s Shevchenkivskyi District and Kyivskyi District, and Kharkiv District.

According to Torianyk, most rescuers from the Kharkiv Department, who remained within the occupied areas, continue working there.

“Some of our units have remained within the occupied areas. Except some of them, most rescuers work in a routine mode. Staff members go on duty, extinguish fire, rescue people… We keep in touch with them, and they report on their results,” Torianyk noted.

Torianyk mentioned that the humanitarian situation is very challenging in the temporary occupied city of Izium.

While on duty, three deminers and three rescuers from the Ukrainian State Emergency Service were killed. Fifteen more were injured.

A reminder that about 30% of Kharkiv Region is remaining under Russian occupation. A total of 860 civilians have been reported killed since the Russian invasion started.

June 24. The Heads of States and Governments of EU countries, who started a high-level meeting in Brussels on June 23, 2022, recognized Russia as a country attempting to weaponize food in its war against Ukraine and solely responsible for the global food security crisis.

The relevant statement was made in the EU summit resolution published on the website of the European Council.

“Russia, by weaponising food in its war against Ukraine, is solely responsible for the global food security crisis it has provoked. The European Council urges Russia to immediately stop targeting agricultural facilities and removing cereals, and to unblock the Black Sea, in particular the port of Odesa, so as to allow the export of grain and commercial shipping operations,” the document reads.

The European Council expressed support for the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General in this regard. EU leaders stressed that sanctions against Russia allow the free flow of agricultural and food products and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

In addition, the European Council expressed support for the efforts on the Solidarity Lanes to facilitate food exports from Ukraine via different land routes and EU ports.

EU leaders called on the Commission and the Member States, building in particular on the FARM initiative as well as UN and G7 initiatives, to step up their efforts, namely to support developing countries to reorient their supply chains; to develop sustainable food production, strengthen agricultural productivity and agri-business capacity on the African continent; to work on initiatives together with international partners to support the development of manufacturing capacity of inputs in developing countries, in particular sustainable fertilizers.

A reminder that over 20 million tonnes of grain has been blocked at Ukrainian sea ports due to the Russian armed aggression.

June 23. Ukraine is recording 200-300 war crimes committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian territory every day.

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said this in an interview broadcast by Ukrainian TV channels.

"War crimes are our trouble. Every day we have 200-300 of them, and it's not because we want or don't want to start [an investigation] and move. It's because we have a duty: when there is a crime, we have to start an investigation," Venediktova said.

She clarified that law enforcement officers, of course, cannot investigate them all effectively at the same time. "Very often we do not have access to territories or people at all. However, this does not mean that we should not start an investigation. We will always do it," she said.

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova
Ukraine's Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova

According to Venediktova, almost all war crimes listed in the Rome Statute, on three pages, are, unfortunately, committed in Ukraine.

She also recalled that there are currently 623 suspects in the main case regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

"We are talking, in particular, about the three most important crimes committed during the war - war crimes, genocide, the investigation into which we began from the first days of the [all-out] war, and, of course, aggression. As for the crimes of aggression, we have more than 20 of cases. As for genocide, we already have two suspects who called for genocide," Venediktova said.

She said that law enforcement officers are also investigating 12 cases of ecocide, which were committed during the full-scale war with Russia.

"These are crimes against the environment. You remember them [the invaders] coming to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and other nuclear power plants, etc. Of course, we opened these proceedings and we are investigating them. As for the result of these proceedings, we'll see, but we are in the process," Venediktova said.

June 23. Specialists with the State Emergency Service discussed with the team of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine their joint efforts to inform and educate the Ukrainians on mine safety rules.

That’s according to the SES press service, Ukrinform reports.

"Today, the SES and UNICEF are running a joint campaign and developing products that help people, especially the younger generation, understand the dangers of explosives, learn to recognize them, and act properly," the statement said.

It is noted that such work is carried out through the media, social networks, outdoor advertising, and directly with children during joint classes.

Oleksandr Chekrygin, Director of the SES Emergency Prevention Department, thanked UNICEF for its help and productive work.

"The result of such efforts should see a reduction in the number of injuries caused by ordnance and prevention of other emergencies. Through children, we must teach adults safety rules," he said.

In turn, UNICEF's Behavioral Change Project Manager Tatiana Kazanzhi presented new ideas for further collaboration. In particular, rescuers lead classes for children in "Joint Children's Points", camps where Emergency Service specialists can directly teach Ukrainian youths safety rules and answer their questions.

As Ukrinform reported, as of June 21, bomb squads of the State Emergency Service had detected and neutralized almost 140,000 explosive devices, including 1,994 aviation bombs.

June 21. At least 323 children have been killed and 587 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said this in a statement posted to Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“More than 910 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 21, 2022, the official number of child victims over the past day has not changed - 323. The number of those injured has increased to 587,” the report states.

On June 19, a 16-year-old girl was injured by enemy shelling in the village of Ivanivka, Izium district, Kharkiv region.

These figures are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (302), Kharkiv Region (174), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (54), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (48), Zaporizhzhia Region (30), and Sumy Region (17).

A total of 2,052 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 210 of them were destroyed completely.

June 21. On June 21, 2022, Russian troops shelled Kharkiv’s Industrialnyi District, leaving at least seven civilians injured. The relevant statement was made by Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“[Russian] occupiers are again shelling the residential areas of Kharkiv and causing terror against civilians! The enemy shelling was recorded in Industrialnyi District. According to the preliminary data, seven civilians were injured,” Syniehubov wrote.

Syniehubov called on local residents to stay alert and not to go out unless absolutely necessary.

A reminder that, over the past day, three civilians have been killed and seven injured in Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv Region.

June 20. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 10,260 civilian casualties in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started, including 4,569 killed and 5,691 injured.

The relevant statement was made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in a daily update on June 20, 2022, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

In particular, among the killed, there were 1,769 men, 1,182 women, 126 girls and 137 boys, as well as 41 children and 1,314 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Among the injured, there were 1,157 men, 805 women, 126 girls and 167 boys, as well as 174 children and 3,262 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.

June 20. In Ukraine, as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation, 323 children were killed and 586 were injured.

This was reported on Telegram by the Office of the Prosecutor General with reference to the data of juvenile prosecutors, Ukrinform saw.

"More than 909 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 20, 2022, the official number of child victims has not changed over the past day (323). The number of injured has increased to 586," the statement reads.

These data are not final, as work is underway to establish them in places of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

June 19. Over the past day, Russian troops have been shelling civil infrastructure in the Huliaipole community, Zaporizhzhia Region. Casualties among civilians were reported. The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Yesterday, the Huliaipole community residents were reporting to the police that Russian troops again fired at their houses. […] Russian projectiles hit several dozens of detached houses. As a result, some of them were destroyed completely and some damaged to a different extent,” the report states.

Enemy shells also caused damage to various household buildings, garages, cellars, outdoor kitchens and yards.

In addition, rocket fragments damaged a local shop, oil mill and the administrative premises of Orikhiv REM. Windows were broken, facades and roofing were cut.

June 18. The Federal Office for Criminal Affairs of Germany uses the data obtained from the intelligence agency to identify those involved in war crimes in Ukraine.

That’s according to DW, Ukrinform reports.The Federal Office for Criminal Affairs of Germany (BKA) has several hundred testimonies of war crimes committed by Russian servicemen in Ukraine. This was stated by the BKA head, Holger Münch, to Welt am Sonntag on Saturday, June 18.

Experts are trying to identify not only the direct perpetrators of the atrocities, but also those responsible in military and political terms.

"This is the most difficult part of our investigation, the confusing puzzle," Münch said.

According to the head of the BKA, the agency uses materials obtained from secret services, including the BND intelligence agency. For example, the secret service intercepted communications between Russian soldiers, who spoke of atrocities targeting civilians.

"The goal of the BKA is to identify those involved, confirm their actions through investigation, and bring them to justice," Münch explained.

The agency is investigating all traces, looking for whistleblowers, and gathering evidence.

"We are preparing for possibly pressing charges against persons who are allegedly responsible for war crimes in Ukraine," the BKA chief said.

It is noted that, in accordance with the principle of universal jurisdiction, war criminals can be tried in Germany. Münch hopes to launch such trials, while not ruling out that it will take much time.

"We are only at the very beginning of the inquiry into the war in Ukraine," he said. Germany’s top prosecutor is currently conducting a preliminary investigation before probing individual suspects.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, referring to the Prosecutor General's Office, since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, as of June 17, law enforcers have registered 26,767 crimes.

June 16. On the night of June 16, the occupiers fired on a food factory in Kharkiv. The oblast prosecutorʼs office showed and assessed the consequences of the shelling.

According to the investigation, at about 3 am on June 16, the occupiers fired on the Industrial District of Kharkiv. As a result of the shelling, the food business was damaged. The landslide shop, offices and warehouses, trucks and special equipment were destroyed.

June 15. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says that 4,452 civilians have been killed and 5,531 injured in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion started on February 24.

That's according to a civilian casualty update published by OHCHR on June 15.

According to the update, those killed include 1,712 men, 1,144 women, 107 girls, and 106 boys, as well as 67 children and 1,316 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Those injured include 1,130 men, 785 women, 124 girls, and 163 boys, as well as 172 children and 3,157 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.

June 15. Over the past day, Russian troops have opened fire on eleven settlements in Donetsk Region 13 times. Casualties among civilians were reported.

The relevant statement was made by the National Police of Ukraine on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

In particular, the following settlements came under enemy fire: Ocheretyne, Berdychi, New York, Avdiivka, Zhelanne, Dobropillia, Virivka, Bakhmut, Zaitseve, Krasnohorivka and Pokrovsk.

A total of 67 civilian objects were damaged, namely 47 residential houses, railroad track, hospitals and health center, light and freight motor vehicles, garages.

In addition, 336 settlements were left without electricity and 174 – without water supply services.

The war crimes committed by Russian troops were documented. The police are launching a pre-trial investigation under Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war).

June 15. In Ukraine, 313 children have been killed and 579 more have been injured as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.

"As of the morning of June 15, 2022, more than 892 children were killed or injured in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 313 children have been killed and 579 more have been injured," the Prosecutor General’s Office informs.

As noted, these figures are not final, as work is underway to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

Most children were affected in Donetsk region – 291, Kharkiv region – 169, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 54, Kherson region – 52, Mykolaiv region – 48, Zaporizhzhia region – 30, Sumy region – 17.

June 15. Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children are displaced – whether displaced inside the country or those who have fled across borders as refugees.

“The numbers are staggering, and bear repeating. Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children are displaced – whether displaced inside the country or those who have fled across borders as refugees. Children forced to leave homes, friends, toys and treasured belongings, family members and facing uncertainty about the future. This instability is robbing children of their futures – trauma and fear can have long-lasting impacts on children’s physical and mental health,” Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, said at a briefing on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported from New York.

As noted, according to the latest figures from OHCHR, 277 children have been killed, with another 456 children injured, mostly due to the use of explosives in built-up, urban areas. According to Khan, explosive weapons kill and maim children and prevent them from returning to normal life in their homes.

June 14. Four people were killed as Russian troops struck the town of Apostolove in Dnipropetrovsk region.

"More than three hours ago, Apostolove came under enemy Uragan MLRS fire. Four people were killed," Apostolove mayor Andriy Osa posted on Telegram at 03:00.

According to him, State Emergency Service officers and police worked at the scene. In the morning, the work will be continued.

The mayor asked residents to be careful and not to touch any metal objects.

As reported, on the night of June 14, Russian troops fired on Kryvyi Rih and Synelnykove districts of Dnipropetrovsk region.

June 14. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 9,931 civilian casualties in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started, including 4,432 killed and 5,499 injured.

The relevant statement was made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in a daily update on June 14, 2022.

In particular, among the killed, there were 1,693 men, 1,138 women, 103 girls and 106 boys, as well as 68 children and 1,324 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Among the injured, there were 1,123 men, 780 women, 124 girls and 159 boys, as well as 173 children and 3,140 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.

This concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk Region), Izium (Kharkiv Region) and Popasna (Luhansk Region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.

June 14. Russian invaders dropped munitions on the village of Zolochiv, Kharkiv region, which descended by parachutes.

"On June 14, the Russian occupiers dropped munitions by parachutes on Zolochiv in Kharkiv region. No civilian casualties were reported," Suspilne informs.

According to Viktor Kovalenko, the head of Zolochiv community, four houses in the village were damaged.

As reported, Zolochiv community is under constant fire. It borders Russia and Derhachi community of Kharkiv region with territories occupied by Russian troops and ongoing fighting. Schools, agricultural enterprises, various infrastructure facilities, and hundreds of private houses have been damaged in the community. Forty-two people have been already killed and about 70 have been injured.

The use of a new type of parachute bomb by Russian invaders was recorded on the outskirts of Kharkiv on April 8. At least seven private houses were destroyed. On April 9, a five-story building was ruined in the same area.

June 14. Russian forces have launched air strikes on the positions of the Ukrainian military near Zaporizhzhia.

The defense forces of the Zaporizhzhia region said this on Facebook.

"The enemy launched two air strikes on the positions of Ukraine's defenders. Su-25 aircraft and two Mi-8 helicopters 'worked' near Kamianske and Mali Shcherbaky. A pair of Ka-52 helicopters struck the settlements of Temyrivka and Zelene Pole," the statement said.

On June 13, Ukrainian positions came under fire 34 times along the line of contact near the settlements of Kamianske, Huliaipole, Vremivka, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Malynivka, Chervone, Novosilka, Huliaipilske, Mali Shcherbaky, Zelene Pole, Uspenivka, Temyrivka and Olhivske.

The enemy used Grad multiple rocket launchers to fire at the settlements of Malynivka, Temyrivka and Uspenivka. The settlements of Poltavka, Vremivka and Bilohiria came under tank fire.

June 13. In Zaporizhzhia Region, Russian invaders have stolen 54 railway freight cars loaded with ore from Zaporizhzhia Iron Ore Plant PJSC.

The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Region’s Defense Forces on Facebook.

“In the village of Mala Bilozirka, Vasylivka District, Russian invaders have stolen 54 freight cars loaded with sinter ore from the iron ore plant, totaling 3,240 tonnes,” the report states.

In addition, Russians seized a Kamaz truck.

A reminder that most settlements in Zaporizhzhia Region’s Vasylivka District are now temporarily occupied by Russian troops.

June 13. A total of 288 children have been killed and over 527 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“As of June 13, 2022, over 815 children in Ukraine were affected by the Russian armed aggression. According to the data from juvenile prosecutors, a total of 288 children were killed and over 527 injured,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (218), Kharkiv Region (166), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (54), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (48), Zaporizhzhia Region (30), Sumy Region (17).

On June 12, 2022, a 6-year-old boy was killed in Russia’s artillery strike on Lysychansk, Luhansk Region.

On June 11, 2022, a 12-year-old girl was injured in Russia’s missile strikes on Chortkiv, Ternopil Region.

June 13. On June 12, three locals were killed in Lysychansk, Luhansk region: a man, a woman, and a 6-year-old child. One person was injured.

"Last night, a shopping center burned down, and four houses and premises of a local mine were damaged. The Russians destroyed 11 houses in Vrubivka, four – in Zolote, and two houses and a kindergarten – in Hirske. Our soldiers successfully repulsed the assault towards Viktorivka–Vrubivka and Komyshuvakha–Vrubivka. The enemy resumed offensive operations in the area of Zolote," Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai posted on Facebook.

The head of Luhansk region also informed about the current developments in Sievierodonetsk.

The enemy continues to assault the town and somewhat pushed the Ukrainian military back due to a significant artillery superiority.

June 13. Russian troops have killed hundreds of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, shelling residential areas with banned cluster munitions and unguided rockets.

This is stated in the report "Anyone can die at any time: indiscriminate attacks by Russian troops in Kharkiv, Ukraine", prepared by the international human rights organization Amnesty International.

Amnesty International found evidence that Russian troops repeatedly used scatterable land mines and 9N210 / 9N235 cluster munitions prohibited by international law.

“Russian forces have repeatedly launched devasting and indiscriminate strikes using internationally banned cluster bombs on populated residential areas, killing and injuring scores of civilians. In barrage after barrage, men, women and children have been killed and injured in their homes and in the streets, in playgrounds and cemeteries, while queueing for humanitarian aid or shopping for food,” reads the report.

The director of the medical department of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration told Amnesty International that 606 civilians had been killed and 1,248 injured in the Kharkiv region between 24 February and 28 April, about 70 percent of them in Kharkiv city and the rest in the surrounding area.

Russia, the Amnesty International notes, is a party neither to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, nor to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use,

Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction. However, international humanitarian law prohibits indiscriminate attacks and the use of weapons, which by their nature are aimed at both militants and civilians.

Indiscriminate attacks that kill or injure civilians or damage civilian objects are considered war crimes.

The report also describes the deaths of civilians from unguided rockets.

Unguided rockets, such as Grads and Uragans, which have been routinely used by Russian forces to shell residential neighbourhoods of Kharkiv, are inherently inaccurate and produce wide area-effects, making them indiscriminate when used in populated areas. Likewise, standard artillery rounds without precision guidance kits have a typical circular error probable of over 100m. In residential areas where buildings are no more than few metres apart, such inaccuracies are virtually certain to cost civilian lives and cause extensive destruction and damage to homes and other civilian objects.

June 12. Russian troops have shelled and damaged a children's camp in the Kharkiv region.

According to Ukrinform, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office said this on Facebook.

According to the investigation, on the night of June 11-12, Russian forces fired on a children's health camp in the Chuhuiv district, damaging three buildings of the institution.

Law enforcement officers have launched a pre-trial investigation into violations of the laws and customs of war under Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Earlier reports said that on June 11, three civilians were killed and four others injured in Russia's shelling of the Kharkiv region.

June 12. Russian invaders fired four missiles at the city of Chortkiv in the Ternopil region late on June 11, injuring 21 adults and a 12-year-old child.

Volodymyr Trush, head of the Ternopil Regional Military Administration, said this at a briefing on Sunday, June 12, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Yesterday, at 21:46, a missile attack was carried out against the Ternopil region, namely the city of Chortkiv. [...] Part of a military facility was destroyed and four civilian five-story buildings were damaged. There are no casualties now. Some 22 people were injured. They were hospitalized and given medical care. [...] Unfortunately, among them is a 12-year-old child. The condition of almost everyone is satisfactory," Trush said.

June 12. As a result of full-scale armed aggression by Russia, 287 Ukrainian children were killed and 508 were injured.

This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"As of the morning of June 12, 2022, more than 795 children casualties were reported in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to official report by juvenile prosecutors, 287 children were killed and more than 508 were injured," the statement said.

It is noted that the numbers are not final, as work is underway to update data on casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and recently liberated territories.

June 12. As a result of explosions that rocked the area in the Chortkiv district, Ternopil region, during an air raid alert late Saturday, a number of casualties were reported, including children.

This was announced on Telegram by the head of the Ternopil Regional Military Administration Volodymyr Trush.

"On the situation in the Chortkiv district: fortunately, no one was killed. Throughout the night, we provided assistance to those injured, including children," the statement said.

Trush noted that work is underway to eliminate the destruction and fix the damaged civilian property.

More details about casualties and the scale of damage will be announced at a briefing at 10:00.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, at about 22:00 local time on June 11, explosions were heard in the Chortkiv district of Ternopil region during an air raid alert.

June 12. Over the past day, Russian troops have destroyed 26 residential houses in Luhansk Region, as well as a shopping mall and store.

The relevant statement was made by Luhansk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Haidai on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Haidai, on June 11, 2022, a total of 10 houses were destroyed in Zolote, 10 in Vrubivka, two in Mykolaivka and four in Lysychansk. In addition, Russians destroyed a local shopping mall and store.

June 11. The UN-led Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has arrived in Ukraine.

According to Ukrinform, Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olena Kondratiuk said this on Facebook.

According to the statement, the chairman of the commission is Erik Mose. It also includes Jasminka Dzumhur and Pablo de Greiff.

"I have assured the UN Independent International Commission that the Verkhovna Rada will contribute to the successful work of the mission! We discussed the work of the commission in Ukraine, which was established to record violations of human rights, international humanitarian law and other crimes related to Russian aggression. The major task is identify suspects, gather evidence and prepare materials so that no one escapes punishment," Kondratiuk said.

According to her, the Ukrainian parliament attaches great importance to the work of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine. The parliament is ready to fully promote its activities.

June 11. Russian troops launched 16 strikes on Donetsk region over the past 24 hours, killing and injuring civilians.

"Over the past day, the Russians launched 16 strikes on Donetsk region. Crimes have been documented. Police have recorded 30 damages to civilian objects, as well as infrastructure damages. Civilians were killed and injured," the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine posted on Telegram.

In particular, Russian troops struck 13 localities of Donetsk region: Avdiivka, Zalizne, Mykolaivka Horniak towns; Cherkaske, Novomykolaivka, Vysokoivanivka, Pershotravneve, Sukha Balka, Ptyche, Karpivka, Netaylovo, and Novobahmutivka villages.

According to the Ministry data, the enemy fired tanks, small arms, heavy artillery, mortars, missiles, Uragan, Grad, and Tornado MLRS on civilians.

As a result of the enemy shelling, a total of 30 civilian objects were destroyed: 14 residential buildings, power lines, transformer substations, forests, and garages.

ussia's war crimes were documented. Pre-trial investigations were launched under Article 438 (violation of the laws or customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As reported, on June 9, Russian troops fired on 23 localities of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, killing at least three civilians.

June 11. As of the morning of June 11, at least 492 children were injured and 287 minors were killed in a full-scale Russian invasion. However, these data are not conclusive. This was reported by the Office of the Attorney General.

June 10. Russia’s full-scale armed aggression has killed 263 and injured 491 children in Ukraine.

"More than 754 children have been affected in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 10, 2022, the official child death toll has not changed – 263. The number of those injured rose to 491," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.

The data are not final, as work is underway to establish casualties in places of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

According to the received data, the most children were affected in Donetsk region – 192, Kharkiv region – 132, Kyiv region – 116, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 53, Kherson region – 52, Mykolaiv region – 48, Zaporizhzhia region – 30, Sumy region – 17, Kyiv city – 16 , Zhytomyr region – 15.

June 9. Russian forces fired at the Kryvyi Rih district at night, injuring a woman in the Zelenodolsk community.

Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports.

"The night and the morning were tense. At night, the enemy fired again at the Kryvyi Rih district. Three communities came under fire. There is destruction in the Zelenodolsk community. A 41-year-old woman sustained a shrapnel wound. No one was injured in the Shyroke and Apostolove communities," he wrote.

In the morning, the enemy launched a missile strike on the Dnipro district. According to preliminary reports, there are no casualties, Reznichenko said. However, the details are being clarified.

He also said that a fire that broke out in Dnipro this morning was not linked with an enemy attack. The fire broke out at one of the city's enterprises. Rescuers have already put out the fire.

June 9. A total of 263 children have been killed and 488 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram.

“Over 751 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of June 9, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (263 children). The number of those injured increased to 488,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (190), Kharkiv Region (132), Kyiv Region (116), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (53), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (47), Zaporizhzhia Region (30), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

When recording criminal offences, the Ukrainian side received information about 10 children injured in Russia’s shelling of civil infrastructure facilities in Kharkiv Region.

A total of 1,971 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 194 of them were destroyed completely.

A reminder that, on June 7, 2022, a child born in 2012 was wounded in Russia’s artillery strike on Huliaipole, Zaporizhzhia Region.

June 7 One person was killed and, according to preliminary data, three more were injured in a recent strike on Kharkiv city.

"A residential neighborhood of Kharkiv has just been struck. Unfortunately, one person was killed, and so far we have information about three people injured," Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said during the nationwide telethon.

The rescuers continue to work at the site of the shelling.

According to the mayor, the daily strikes on Kharkiv do not abate, the aggressor constantly keeps the city residents in tension.

Over the past day, the Russian troops fired MLRS on Kyivsky and Slobidsky neighborhoods of Kharkiv, injuring three people.

June 6. A critical infrastructure facility has been hit with Russian projectiles in the Derhachi community, Kharkiv Region. One person was killed and one more injured.

The relevant statement was made by the Main Department of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service in Kharkiv Region on Facebook.

“The enemy continues to fire at critical infrastructure facilities in Kharkiv Region. On June 6, 2022, an enemy projectile hit one of such objects in the Derhachi community. The building was damaged. Reportedly, one person was killed and one more injured,” the report states.

According to Kharkiv Regional Miltary Administration, as a result of hostilities, a medium pressure gas pipeline was damaged in the Derhachi community. A total of 7.6 thousand households in five settlements were left without gas supply services. Repair crews will try to resume gas supply services on June 7, 2022.

June 6. In the city of Mariupol, seized by Russian invaders, the stench caused by waste and the remains of victims under the rubble is increasing, as summer temperatures are rising.

The relevant statement was made by Advisor to Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko on Telegram.

“Mariupol. The most difficult thing is to convey the stench… Landfills arranged in the middle of the city. Morgues at shopping malls. The dead under the rubble,” Andriushchenko wrote.

He posted a video recorded by a local resident. That man came to Pishchanyi [Sandy] Beach on the outskirts of Mariupol to escape the stench of the death.

A reminder that the Russian armed aggression caused one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in Mariupol. Now the city is lying in ruins and has been left without electricity, water and gas supply services. Mariupol is now on the edge of ecological and infectious disasters.

Photo: AA

June 5. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, 262 children have been killed in Ukraine.

"As of the morning of June 5, 2022, more than 729 children were affected as a result of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression in Ukraine. According to official information from juvenile prosecutors, 262 children were killed and more than 467 children were injured," the Prosecutor General’s Office posted on Telegram with reference to the data from juvenile prosecutors.

It is noted that these figures are not final as work is underway to establish casualties in the areas of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories.

According to the data received by juvenile prosecutors, the most children were affected in Donetsk region – 189, Kyiv region – 116, Kharkiv region – 112, Chernihiv region – 68, Luhansk region – 53, Kherson region – 52, Mykolayiv region – 47, Zaporizhzhia region – 29, Sumy region – 17, Zhytomyr region – 15, Kyiv city – 16.

It is reported that a 13-year-old boy received fatal injuries as an enemy shell hit a house in the town of Hirske, Sievierodonetsk district, Luhansk region on June 3.

While recording war crimes, it also became known that two children were injured in Volnovakha district of Donetsk region.

June 4. For the second time today, Russian aircraft launched missiles on border localities in Sumy region.

"At around 12:04, engine noise monitors spotted a jet aircraft that launched about six missiles along the state border of Ukraine in the direction of the village of Hudove," the operational command "North" posted on Facebook.

According to the Command data, at about 04:05 this morning, the aircraft of the invaders flew from the side of the Russian Federation and launched an airstrike, resulting in two explosions in the area of Pishchane and Stetskivka.

In both cases, no casualties among personnel or damages to equipment were reported. Information on casualties among the local population and destructions is being clarified.

June 4. Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko addressed the issue on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

"It is difficult that in our world there is such date as International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Military Aggression. It is even more difficult that our country is aware of all the pain and horror of this date. June 4 in Ukraine honors the memory of children killed as a result of Russian aggression. It is not easy to choose the right words because children must not be victims of war, but today Ukrainian children, unfortunately, are the target of ruscists. Russians have not a drop of humanity in them when they point their arms at those little kids. This is a crime – not only against humanity, but also against the future of the whole world," the minister wrote.

Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

He recalled that over the 100 days of Russia's war against Ukraine, at least 261 children became victims of war crimes of the Russian army. Another 463 children were injured, according to tentative reports. Tkachenko stressed that all this was the result of completely inhumane and savage actions on the part of the invaders, who will never be forgiven.

June 4. A total of 261 children have been killed and 465 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over 726 children in Ukraine have been affected by the Russian armed aggression. As of June 4, 2022, the number of those killed remained unchanged (261 children). The number of those injured increased to 465,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (187), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (112), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (52), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (47), Zaporizhzhia Region (29), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

June 4. Three civilians have been killed in Russia’s shelling of Luhansk Region over the past day, including a child.

The relevant statement was made by Luhansk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Haidai on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“On June 3, 2022, a woman and her child were killed in Russia’s shelling of Hirske. One more person was fatally injured in Zolote,” Haidai wrote.

In addition, regional authorities received information about one more local resident killed in Hirske three days ago. Some people were reported injured in Russia’s shelling of Sievierodonetsk.

According to Haidai, Russian troops continue storming the city, suffering losses and reinforcing. The enemy again attempted to ‘cut off’ Sievierodonetsk, having fired at one more bridge.

June 3. More than 724 children were injured in Ukraine due to the Russian war in Ukraine, according to the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office.

The number of killed children has not changed in a day. The number of wounded has increased — in a hundred days, Russian troops injured 463 children.

These figures are inconsistent, warn the Prosecutor Generalʼs Office. Work is underway to identify them in places where hostilities are taking place, as well as in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories. The largest number of children was injured in the Donetsk oblast — 187.

June 2. The Senate of Ireland passed a resolution recognizing the crimes of the Russian army in Ukraine as genocide.

“…the illegal invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation is an Act of Genocide”. Senate of Ireland passed a resolution on Genocide by Russia in Ukraine,” Senator Mark Daly, Chair of the Senate of Ireland, posted on Twitter.

As noted, the document also urges to hold accountable the Russian political leadership for Russia's crimes in Ukraine, strengthen sanctions on Russia, and continue to work to end the imports of Russian energy which are funding the Russian war machine against the Ukrainian people and territories.

June 2. A second filtration prison was discovered near Mariupol in the village of Olenivka, based on the former Volnovakha Correctional Colony No. 120.

That’s according to Petro Andriushchenko, an advisor to the local mayor.

“Earlier, we reported on the first filtration prison in the village of Olenivka based on the former Yenakiyevo Penal Colony No. 52. This is where former law enforcement officers, pro-Ukrainian activists, and journalists are held. Now we learned of the second filtration prison based on the former Volnovakha Correctional Colony No. 120,” Andriushchenko wrote on Telegram.

Illustrative photo
Illustrative photo

He noted that, according to the available reports, it is here that those who seem “suspicious” to the invasion forces and do not belong to the above categories are held before sentencing or filtration routine. More than 20 volunteers who were evacuating Mariupol residents are held here, too.

"That is, there are two filtration concentration camps in Olenivka, not one. Both were abandoned as of February 24, 2022," the mayor's adviser stated.

He added that almost all detained volunteers were certified by the Ukrainian office of the Red Cross. "And now it is clear why the so-called ‘DPR’ launched a program to discredit the IRCR. That’s to avoid accusations of detaining their volunteers," Andriushchenko explained.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Russia's aggression provoked one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes in Mariupol. The city was virtually destroyed by Russian shelling, which killed at least 22,000 people. Today Mariupol has no stable energy, water, and gas supplies. Almost 150,000 civilians remain in the occupied city. According to official data, some 130,000 Ukrainian citizens have been deported from Mariupol to Russia.

June 2. A total of 261 children have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said this on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“A total of 721 children in Ukraine have been affected by Russia’s full-scale armed aggression as of June 2, 2022. According to official figures from juvenile prosecutors, 261 children were killed and over 460 injured,” the report states.

These data are not final, as they are being investigated within the areas of hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated areas.

Currently, most casualties were recorded in Donetsk Region (184), Kyiv Region (116), Kharkiv Region (112), Chernihiv Region (68), Luhansk Region (52), Kherson Region (52), Mykolaiv Region (47), Zaporizhzhia Region (29), Sumy Region (17), the city of Kyiv (16) and Zhytomyr Region (15).

A total of 1,938 educational institutions were damaged across Ukraine as a result of Russia’s daily air and artillery strikes, and 182 of them were destroyed completely.

June 1. The mayor of Mykolayiv Oleksandr Sienkevych told about the consequences of todayʼs attack on the city by occupiers. 2 high-rise buildings, 4 private houses, and outbuildings were damaged. One person died at the scene, another died at the hospital. There are also two wounded.

June 1. The National Police is investigating 393 criminal proceedings against Russians for crimes against Ukrainian children. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Kateryna Pavlichenko said that 588 children became victims of the occupiers, of whom 162 died, 323 were wounded and 103 disappeared.

June 1. The Office of the UN High Commissioner reported that as of May 31, 4,113 civilians had been killed in the fighting in Ukraine. In addition, 4,916 people were injured. This is stated in UN data.

The dead included 1,550 men, 1,023 women, 95 girls and 100 boys, as well as 1,276 adults and 69 children whose gender is currently unknown. Among the injured were 978 men, 658 women, 115 girls and 138 boys, as well as 168 children and 2,859 adults whose gender is currently unknown.

The largest number of civilian casualties was in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, 2,337 killed and 2,808 wounded. In other areas where fighting continues or continues, 1,776 people have been killed and another 2,108 injured.

At the same time, the UN emphasizes that these figures are not final, and the actual number of dead may be higher, because in many areas there are still heavy fighting.

June 1. As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 243 children have been killed.

Read more: Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (May)
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