Rescuers work at the scene of an airstrike in Dnipro, Ukraine on Friday, March 11 2022 110322 CREDIT Ukraine State Emergency Service, UPI, Alamy Live News
Rescuers working at the scene of an airstrike in Dnipro, Ukraine, on 11 March 2022 (Picture: Ukraine Emergency Service, UPI/Alamy Live news).
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War in Ukraine: 100 days since Russia's invasion

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

Rescuers work at the scene of an airstrike in Dnipro, Ukraine on Friday, March 11 2022 110322 CREDIT Ukraine State Emergency Service, UPI, Alamy Live News
Rescuers working at the scene of an airstrike in Dnipro, Ukraine, on 11 March 2022 (Picture: Ukraine Emergency Service, UPI/Alamy Live news).

The war in Ukraine has been going on for more than 100 days.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, after days of military build-up at the border.

The conflict has since become one of Europe’s worst armed conflicts in decades.

Here is a look at some numbers and statistics about the war.

How many people have died in the war in Ukraine?

Nobody really knows how many combatants or civilians have died.

In some places, such as the long-besieged city of Mariupol - potentially the war’s biggest killing field, Russian forces are accused of trying to cover up deaths and dumping bodies into mass graves, clouding the overall toll.

With all those caveats, "at least tens of thousands" of Ukrainian civilians have died so far, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday in comments to Luxembourg’s parliament.

Russia’s last publicly released figures for its own forces came on 25 March, when a general told state media that 1,351 soldiers had been killed and 3,825 wounded.

Image ID 2J4APNH Destroyed residential area in Bucha near Ukraine capital Kyiv following Russian attacks 12042022 CREDIT Kyodo,Newscom,Alamy Live News
An image of rubble in Bucha, near Kyiv, following a Russian attack in April (Picture: Kyodo/Newscom/Alamy Live News).

How many buildings have been destroyed in the war in Ukraine?

Shelling, bombing and air strikes have reduced large swathes of many cities and towns to rubble.

Ukraine’s parliamentary commission on human rights says Russia’s military has destroyed almost 38,000 residential buildings, rendering about 220,000 people homeless.

Nearly 1,900 educational facilities from nurseries to schools to universities have been damaged, including 180 completely ruined.

Other infrastructure losses include 300 car and 50 rail bridges, 500 factories and about 500 damaged hospitals, according to Ukrainian officials.

The World Health Organisation has tallied 296 attacks on hospitals, ambulances and medical workers in Ukraine this year.

How many Ukrainians have fled the country?

The UN refugee agency UNHCR estimates that about 6.8m people have been driven out of Ukraine at some point during the conflict.

But since fighting subsided in the area near Kyiv and elsewhere, and Russian forces redeployed to the east and south, about 2.2m have returned to the country.

The UN’s International Organisation for Migration estimates that as of 23 May there were more than 7.1m internally displaced people.

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PM Johnson and Ukrainian President Zelensky met in April (Picture: Embassy of Ukraine to the UK).

How much land does Russia control in Ukraine?

Ukrainian officials say that before the February invasion, Russia controlled some 7% of Ukrainian territory including Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, and areas held by the separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk.

On Thursday, Mr Zelensky said Russian forces now held 20% of the country.

While the front lines are constantly shifting, that amounts to an additional 58,000 square kilometres under Russian control, a total area slightly larger than Croatia.