Rada chairman: 68 children killed, 186 injured amid Russian aggression in Donbas

14:36, 01 June 2016
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Chairman of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy says that 68 children have been killed and 186 have been injured since Russia unleashed military aggression in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Sixty-eight children were killed and 186 children were injured during military aggression in Donetsk and Luhansk regions," he said at a parliament session on Wednesday.

He also recalled that Ukraine traditionally marks Children Protection Day on the first day of summer.

Read alsoOne Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in Donbas in last day"This issue is of our special attention today when Ukrainian children die along the demarcation line," he said.

What is more, Parubiy says that "Russian UAVs have recently started dropping bombs in Ukrainian territory, killing civilians, including children."

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