The First Month of Conflict in Numbers


Justin belleau

As we all know a war started about a month ago between Ukraine and Russia. To really understand the magnitude of this conflict we need to know more about the statistics.


Many military analysts were surprised to see that Ukrainian troops were not doing so badly even with their minority troops. For example, on March 18th, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense estimated the number of Russian soldiers killed since the conflict began at over 14,000. It’s 28 times more than the Kremlin’s most recent public estimate, which put the figure at 498 soldiers killed in action. As of March 22, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights had confirmed 977 civilian deaths in Ukraine during the conflict. With 488 dead soldiers in only four days


Ukraine itself doesn’t have a lot of soldiers compared to Russia which has an army of 850k fighters, but NATO can surely help by giving resources to Ukraine. Even if Ukraine has fewer resources than Russia, NATO is still here to help them in this wartime. NATO’s help to Ukraine has provided more resources like tanks, aircraft, ships, and vehicles but Russia still has more nuclear arms. The Russian ministry recently stated on its Facebook page that it has destroyed 182 Ukrainian aircraft and helicopters, as well as 1393 blinded vehicles since the conflict began.


Millions of Ukrainians fled to the west of their nation and overseas as a result of the war, resulting in a humanitarian crisis. As of March 22, Poland had the most refugees, with over 2.1 million. BBC News has also reported that “Ten million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says. As well as the 3.6 million who have left for neighboring countries, another estimated 6.5 million people are thought to be displaced inside the war-torn country itself“.