SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 June 2022, Sunday |

Three months after its outbreak… What are the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine?

Many developments have been witnessed by the continuous Russian war on Ukraine over the course of three months, which has caused damage on all levels.

In the field, after the Russian forces took control of the city of Mariupol, they are seeking to advance deep into the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of the Donbass region. In a related context, Ukraine is concealing the size of its forces’ losses. Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky hinted at the loss of about 2,000 soldiers.

However, the “National Guard” apparatus of the Ministry of the Interior revealed a few days ago that it had lost about 500 of its members, in addition to the wounding of 1,697 members of its ranks. On the other hand, Ukraine is talking about the Russian army’s loss of about 29,350 soldiers, 1,302 tanks, and 3,194 armored vehicles, 606 artillery vehicles, 93 air defense systems, 200 rocket launchers, 2,213 trucks, 205 combat aircraft, 170 helicopters, and 13 ships.

As for civilians, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights indicates that 3,930 people were killed, and 4,532 others were injured, noting that “the real numbers may be much higher.” According to the Ukrainian Emergency Service, 234 children have been killed and 433 others wounded, since the beginning of the Russian war. Ukraine has become the second largest exporter of refugees, according to the latest estimates of the United Nations.

Direct losses to the Ukrainian infrastructure, according to the Kyiv Institute of Economics, amounted to 97.4 billion dollars. It includes damage to homes and cultural, health, administrative, commercial and agricultural institutions.

Economically, according to the calculations of the Ministry of Economy, the loss of GDP will amount to about $112 billion by the end of the year, a decline of about 20%. It will reach $1.2 trillion by 2030. The world is also watching with concern the repercussions of the Russian war on the cultivation of grain in general, and wheat in particular, in Ukraine, fearing that Ukrainian and global food security will be at risk.

 

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