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Russian war crimes? Over 140 children killed in Ukraine

euobserver.com reports: “The death toll of children in Ukraine continues to mount amid allegations of war crimes perpetrated by Russian forces, Ukraine’s ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova has said.

‘We have registered 141 children killed during the war,’ she told reporters in Brussels on Tuesday (29 March).

But Denisova said the true toll is likely much higher, given the limited access to areas surrounded by the Russians.

This includes Mariupol, a port city almost totally devastated by indiscriminate shelling. A children’s hospital and ward are among those buildings levelled in the city.

Denisova estimates some 160,000 people in Mariupol remain trapped due to Russian aggression.

The confirmed death toll among children is concentrated around Kyiv, the city of Kharkiv, and the Donetsk region, she said.

‘Our primary activity right now is the gathering of war crimes by the Russian army in the total of Ukraine,’ said Denisova.

This includes possible acts of genocide in and around Mariupol, use of phosphorus bombs and anti-personnel mines, and Russian soldiers donning Ukrainian army uniforms…”

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