71 children killed in Ukraine so far: parliament official

71 children killed in Ukraine so far: parliament official
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A Ukrainian parliamentary official announced that at least 71 children have been killed since Russia invaded the country.
Dozens of children have been killed in Ukraine [Getty]

At least 71 children have been killed in Ukraine since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a war on February 24, a Ukrainian parliament official said on Thursday.

"From the start of the Russian invasion and up to 11:00 am (0900 GMT) on March 10, 71 children have been killed and more than 100 wounded," Lyudmyla Denisova, parliament's point person on human rights, wrote in a Telegram message.

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