Gorshenin Weekly (24.10.2016) – As a result of over two years of Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine, 495 women and 68 children have been killed and 152 children have been wounded, Ukrainian first deputy speaker Iryna Herashchenko said in her speech to the UN Security Council on 25 October 2016.


She said that, according to the latest reports, there were 1.7 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine, including 900,000 women and 236,000 children. Herashchenko also said that 238 women had been taken prisoner by pro-Russian militants over two years. By now, 233 women have been released with the help of authorized Ukrainian agencies while five are still in captivity, she said.

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