Ukrainian girl, 7, is killed after Russians shell school with ‘cluster bomb’ while her hero grandfather desperately tried to shield her from the blast
A seven-year-old girl was killed during a ‘cluster bomb’ strike on a school in Ukraine as her grandfather desperately tried to shield her from the blast.
Yesterday Ukrainian President Zelensky‘s wife Olena said Putin’s troops were ‘consciously and cynically’ killing children.
She highlighted the case of Alisa Hlans, 7, who was one of six people to die when her kindergarten in Okhtyrka was hit on the second day of the Russian invasion.
She said her grandfather had been trying to save the young girl from the bomb.
Alisa Hlans, 7, (pictured) who was one of six people to die when her kindergarten was hit on the second day of the Russian invasion
Her grandfather (pictured with Alisa) tried to shield her from the blast at the school
Pictures of the aftermath of the attack showed bodies strewn around the entrance as the staff tried to flee with the children.
Alisa’s grandfather was reportedly killed in front of his granddaughter before she was wounded and rushed to hospital, where she died a day later.
At least one child hiding at the nursery was wounded in the attack.
Prosecutor general Irina Venediktova said Alisa, who was three months away from her eighth birthday, died in hospital the day after the attack in the small town of Okhtyrka, an hour’s drive from Ukraine’s north-east border.
The Russian military were accused of using cluster bombs in the attack, with the shattered kindergarten showing signs of multiple explosions from a single bomb. It is a claim the Kremlin has denied.
Seven-year-old Alisa Hlans was one of six people who died when her kindergarten was hit on Friday, the second day of the Russian invasion. Pictures of the aftermath of the attack showed bodies strewn around the entrance as the staff tried to flee with the children in Okhtyrka in Eastern Ukraine. The circles suggest multiple impacts, likely to be from a cluster bomb
A kindergarten in Okhtyrka was reportedly struck by the bomb that landed around 200 metres away
Olena Zelenska has asked Nato to implement a no-fly zone over Ukraine to ‘save our children, because tomorrow it will save yours’.
In an Instagram post yesterday she wrote: ‘The Russian occupiers are killing Ukrainian children. Consciously and cynically.
’18-month-old Kirill from Mariupol was urgently taken to the hospital by his parents. He was wounded by the shelling, and doctors could do nothing.
‘Alice from Okhtyrka. She could have turned eight years old. However, she died in the shelling with her grandfather, who was protecting her.
‘Polina from Kyiv. She died during the shelling on the streets of our capital, along with her parents and brother. Her sister is in critical condition.
‘Arseniy, 14 years old. A fragment of the projectile hit his head. The medics could not reach the boy under the gunfire. Arseniy bled to death.
‘Sofia, six years old. She, along with her оne and half month old brother, mother, grandmother, and grandfather, were shot to death in their car. The family tried to leave Nova Kakhovka.
Olena Zelenska (pictured) took to Instagram to say Russians had been killing Ukrainian children since Putin’s forces invaded on February 24
An 18-month-old boy named Kirill (pictured being carried by his father) was fatally wounded in the the southern city of Mariupol after Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s second city just minutes into an agreed ceasefire on Saturday
She wrote: ‘When people in Russia say that their troops are not hurting the civilian population, show them these pictures!’
‘I have to tell you about it. At least 38 children have already died in Ukraine.
‘And this figure might be increasing this very moment due to the shelling of our peaceful cities!
‘When people in Russia say that their troops are not hurting the civilian population, show them these pictures!’
Devastating images show the father of an 18-month-old boy named Kirill running into a hospital in Ukraine with his dying son
The grieving parents embraced their son’s lifeless body laid out on a stretcher in the besieged city after the region came under shelling from Russian forces
Images have laid bare the barbarity and horror of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the parents of 18-month-old Kirill were seen grieving for their son after the toddler was killed by Russian shelling
An 18-month-old boy named Kirill was fatally wounded in the the southern city of Mariupol after Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s second city just minutes into an agreed ceasefire on Saturday.
Kirill’s devastated mother Marina Yatsko and her boyfriend Fedor were later seen grieving as they embraced their son’s lifeless body laid out on a stretcher in the besieged city.
Last week, in some of the most harrowing scenes of the war so far, the bodies of those killed in the mortar attack were seen lying motionless on a road.
A mother and two children were killed and the father was wounded by a mortar shell in Irpin near Kyiv on Sunday as hundreds of civilians sought safety
A person who was trying to flee with his family, lies on the ground after the shelling of the Russian army at the evacuation point of Irpin
Beside them were suitcases packed ahead of what they hoped would be a journey to safety. There was even a pet carrier among the luggage.
Three members of the same family were also among those killed in the attack by Vladimir Putin’s forces on Irpin, a town 12 miles from Kyiv.
Horrific images captured the terrifying experience of mothers, fathers, grandparents and children running from Russian artillery fire.
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