April 06, 2022

More Facts and Figures from the War


More Facts and Figures from the War
Zelenskyy Lego crafted by Citizen Brick. Citizen Brick

Another round-up of some facts and figures from the Russian War on Ukraine.

Amount of aid a Chicago toymaker raised crafting custom Legos of President Zelenskiy and a Molotov cocktail: $145,000 [NPR]

Amount of aid Ukraine has raised worldwide through private cryptocurrency donations: $70 million. [NYT]

Value of oligarch Viktor Vekselberg's yacht seized this week by Spanish authorities: $90 million [NYT]

Value of another yacht Spain seized last month: $600 million. [NYT]

Estimated number of civilian casualties since February 24: 2,685 [CFR]

Estimated deaths: 1,417 (including 112 children) [Statista]

Estimated number of refugees fleeing Ukraine since February 24: 4.1 million [CFR]

Number of Russian individuals targeted by EU sanctions as of March 15, 2022: 877 [Statista]

Number of Russian entities targeted by sanctions imposed starting from February 22:  708 [Statista]

Number of countries that closed their airspace for Russian airlines: 36 [Statista]

Russian state budget's income shortfall from oil and gas during March: R302 billion [Meduza]

Amount of its oil Europe imports from Russia: 33% [NYT]

Amount of its oil the US imported from Russia, prior to the recent ban: 3% [NYT]

Increase in the global price of wheat since the start of the war: 63% [NYT]

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