242 children deceased since the beginning of the armed conflict in Donbas in spring 2014. President Petro Poroshenko said this during the meeting with participants of the public movement 'Children Uniting Ukraine'.
In December 2017, the UN report mentioned at least 2,523 dead civilians who perished in the conflict since April 2014. Back then, the number included 1,399 men, 837 women, 91 boys and 47 girls, as well as 149 people whose sex could not be identified.
The number also includes the victims of the MH17 disaster, which occurred in the skies over the occupied area of Donetsk region in July 2014.