At least 494 children have been killed and 1,051 injured since Russia's invasion of Ukraine started 500 days ago, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office said on Saturday.
Most of the children involved were in the Donetsk and Kharkiv region, with others in regions including Kyiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv, according to the statement.
"These are not the final numbers. Work is ongoing to establish the data in combat zones, as well as in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories," the prosecutor general's office said.
Some context: The United Nations said Friday that more than 9,000 civilians, including more than 500 children, had been killed since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022.
The UN also warned that the true number of fatalities could be much higher than the figures it had been able to confirm.
May and June saw an increase in the number of civilians killed, the UN added, after a relative decline in civilian fatalities in the first four months of the year.