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The number of civilians killed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasing every day.
Until Sunday, the number of civilian victims stood at 210, including several children, according to estimates by the Ukrainian commissioner for human rights.
Nail daughter of 7 years died in a attack on a kindergarten; there were deaths in the capital, kyiv; Yes 10 members of the Ukrainian Greek community They died when their villages were attacked in the south of the country.
Alisa Hlans She was among six people killed when her kindergarten was attacked on Friday, the second day of the Russian invasion, in the small town of Okhtyrka, an hour’s drive from Ukraine’s northeast border .
Alisa was three months away from her eighth birthday. She was fatally injured and Attorney General Irina Venediktova said she died in hospital on Saturday.
A team of medics were fighting to save the life of a second injured child, the prosecutor added in a social media post, in an image with text that read: “We need peace!”
Several children were killed by the advancing Russian troops, including a girl named Polinawho was in the last year of the primary school in Kyiv.
According to local authorities, she and her parents were shot by a Russian reconnaissance and sabotage group in a street in the northwest of the capital.
Polina’s brother and sister were taken to hospital. Her sister was admitted to intensive care and her brother taken to another children’s hospital.
Most of the civilians have yet to be identified, but their stories are equally grim.
Another child was killed when a building was bombed in northeastern Ukraine on the second day of the invasion.
The blast sparked fires on several floors of the building in Chuhuiv, a small town on the outskirts of Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city.
“There are children in the car”
Five members of a family were killed in southern Ukraine on the first day of the war as Russian troops advanced on the city of Kherson from Crimea, the region annexed by Russia eight years ago .
Details of the attack were first revealed by Ukrainian police patrol chief Yevhen Zhukov, who said it involved the policeman’s family
The circumstances are unclear, but according to news reports the family had been trying to escape the Russian advance in two cars when they were attacked near Nova Kakhovka, outside Kherson.
Oleg Fedko had decided to move his family away from the region, but since he was on duty in Kherson, his father, also named Oleg Fedko, came to help him, and the family left in two cars.
Oleg Fedko Jr.’s brother, Denis, explained that he was talking to his mother when she started shouting that there were children in the car. Then he heard gunshots.
The children’s two grandparents, 56, the patrolman’s wife, Irina, and their two children have died.:Sofía, 6 years old, and Iván, a few weeks old.
Victims of the Greek community
More than 450 km away, in two villages not far from the Russian border in the south-east of Ukraine, the Greek population of the country has suffered a double tragedy.
Greeks have lived in Ukraine since ancient times and Athens government says they are there 150,000.
On Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed sadness and anger over Russian airstrikes near the port city of Mariupol which killed 10 ethnic Greek civilians.
Two populations were attacked: sartana, on the outskirts of Mariupol; Yes Owls, about 65 km to the north.
In Greece, the loss of civilian life sparked outrage and the foreign minister protested vehemently to the Russian ambassador.
The Russian Embassy in Athens blamed the attack on Ukrainian forces, saying Russia’s “special military operations” only targeted military units and infrastructure.
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