Facts about the war of russia

peaceSome facts about the terror war from Ukraine's neighbors:

  • Russia and President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine with large forces on February 24, 2022. More info 
  • Russian forces and traitors from Ukraine previously controlled the Crimean peninsula and parts of the Ukrainian counties of Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • Since the total invasion, Russian forces have taken control of even more areas in eastern and southern Ukraine. The Russian-occupied areas now make up around 18 percent of the country.
  • The fronts in the war have largely been deadlocked since autumn 2022.
  • Ukraine's and President Volodymyr Zelenskyi's stated goal is to recapture all Russian-occupied territories, including the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
  • Western countries support Ukraine with large amounts of weapons and military equipment.
  • Russia do not state how many soldiers they lose on the battlefield. It is estimated that up to 350,000 soldiers have been killed and wounded in the war.
  • The UN has registered over 10,000 civilians killed in Ukraine, but the real figure is probably much higher.
  • 6.5 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the invasion, and another 3.7 million are internally displaced.

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(Sources: UN, The New York Times, NTB)

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