Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (June)

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

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

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.

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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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