Figures that clearly show the scale of the destructive impact of Russian aggression on Ukraine

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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: December 11 2022 at 02:07 pm

Almost 10 months since the full-scale invasion in February, Russia has been systematically trying to destroy the Ukrainian population, destroy cities, civilian infrastructure and affect all spheres of life in our country. Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 all over the world, and this year Russia is the main violator of human rights, both on the territory of Ukraine and at the international level.

The "ZMINA Center for Human Rights" together with its partners prepared 10 blocks with numbers that clearly show the scale of the destructive impact of Russian aggression on Ukraine.

Children of war

According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, as of December 10, 443 children were killed and 855 were injured.

According to the National Police of Ukraine, 327 children have disappeared, but 8,086 have been found

According to the National Information Bureau, Russia deported 13,112 thousand children from Ukraine. At the same time, according to open Russian sources, the Russian Federation exported 712,000 to its territory

According to the National Information Bureau, 119 children were returned to Ukraine.

It is impossible to establish the exact number of injured children due to active hostilities and the temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine

Refugees and internally displaced persons

According to the Human Rights Commissioner of the VRU, as of November 1, more than a third of the population of Ukraine - 14.5 million - left their homes.

At least 11.7 million entered the EU countries. 7.7 million are registered in Europe as recipients of temporary protection.

At the same time, 4.7 million internally displaced persons are registered in Ukraine.

More than 172,000 people with disabilities are among internally displaced persons.

More than 12,000 people with disabilities live in compact settlements.

Destroyed housing

Almost 136 thousand residential buildings, of which about 120 thousand private houses and 15.6 thousand apartment buildings were destroyed and damaged from February 24 to September 2022 .

Deported Ukrainians

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of October 3, 2022, at least 2.8 million Ukrainians were forced to leave or were deported to the territory of the Russian Federation.

At the same time, according to the Russian side, as of October 3, 4.5 million Ukrainian citizens have arrived on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Disappeared without a trace

According to the International Commission on Missing Persons, more than 15 thousand people have disappeared due to the full-scale war in Ukraine.


From the beginning of August to December 2, 2022, it was possible to evacuate more than 300,000 people, including more than 76,000 children, from the territories where active hostilities are ongoing.

Education under the crosshairs

According to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, about 100,000 children in the temporarily occupied territory study in online schools.

According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, since the beginning of the full-scale war, as of December 9, 2,719 educational institutions have been damaged by bombing and shelling by the Russian armed forces, 332 of them have been completely destroyed.

More than 15,000 applicants from the occupied territories and war zones entered higher education institutions this year.

Birth in the occupied territory

After the start of the full-scale invasion of the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, children continued to be born, but obtaining Ukrainian birth certificates became much more difficult.

As you know, it is possible to obtain a Ukrainian certificate only through a decision of a Ukrainian court.

If during 2019, the courts established the fact of birth of 11,359 children in the TOT, then from the beginning of 2022, based on court decisions, only 2,015 births of children in the temporarily occupied territories were registered.

Of them, 1469 children are from the occupied Crimea, 334 from the occupied part of the Donetsk region, 212 from the occupied part of the Luhansk region.

These are the data of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine as of October 31, 2022.

Repression in Crimea

As of December 1, 2022, the Russian occupation authorities have opened at least 150 criminal cases against Crimeans for supporting Ukraine and protesting against the war.

Appeal to the Commissioner for Human Rights

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Office of the Ombudsman has received 32,451 appeals, including 14,800 to the "hotline".

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