As the war in Ukraine continues for the 13th day, what is the number of soldiers and civilians killed? Only speculations and claims by both Russia and Ukraine are doing the rounds with no official count on the deaths yet.
On March 6, Ukraine claimed that Russia lost about 11,000 soldiers. They also claimed to have grounded 300 tanks, shot down more than 40 aircraft and 48 helicopters.
The Russians had only made an official declaration on March 2 about the casualty. They had never countered the claims of the Ukraine. Russia said that 498 of its soldiers lost their lives fighting in Ukraine and another 1,597 wounded,
Meanwhile, the United Nations Human Rights Office on March 7 recorded 1,335 civilian casualties in Ukraine; 474 killed and 861 injured. The UN organisation said that this included 97 men, 54 women, eight boys and four girls, as well as 17 children and 294 adults whose sex is yet unknown.
The 861 injured included 76 men, 55 women, 11 girls, and three boys, as well as 30 children and 686 adults whose sex is yet unknown.
In Donetsk and Luhansk regions: 545 casualties (96 killed and 449 injured)
On Government-controlled territory: 409 casualties (72 killed and 337 injured)
On territory controlled by the self-proclaimed ‘republics’: 136 casualties (24 killed and 112 injured)
In other regions of Ukraine (the city of Kyiv, and Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, and Zhytomyr regions), which were under Government control when casualties occurred: 790 casualties (378 killed and 412 injured)