16 June 2022
Source: Witnesses Against War
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Illustration Yuri Pogorelov (on the rocket it says in Russian ‘for the children’)
Only the best for the children
The Russian Federation calls its actions on the territory of Ukraine a “Special Military Operation to protect the population of Donbas”, and claims that strikes are carried out exclusively on Ukrainian military facilities. However, the feeds of international news agencies and social networks are full of evidence of the destruction of residential areas and civilian facilities – schools, hospitals, kindergartens. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, from February 24 to May 8, 3,381 civilians, including 235 children, have died in Ukraine. Noone knows how many children have actually been killed during the more than 100 days of war, but most likely these terrible numbers are an order of magnitude higher than the official UN estimates. Every day Ukraine’s children die from Russian bombs, shells and rockets, and as a result of war crimes committed by individuals from amongst the Russian military.