198 Ukrainians killed in Russian invasion

Firefighters work by a high-rise apartment block which was hit by recent shelling in Kyiv on February 26, 2022. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP

At least 198 Ukrainians, including three children, have been killed as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian Health Ministry was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying on Saturday.

He said 1,115 people were wounded, including 33 children.

It was unclear whether he was referring only to civilian casualties.

Earlier, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official was quoted saying Russia had hit 33 civilian sites in 24 hours.

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