On the 44th day of conflictRussia continues to strike hard on Friday morning with a rocket attack on Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine. Almost a week after the genocide of Butcha and despite increasingly symbolic international sanctions, Vladimir Poutine and his armies do not seem to calm things down. To understand the determination of the Kremlin head and the advance of Russian troops in Ukraine, 20 minutes takes stock in four infographics.
The situation in Ukraine on April 8
As has been the case since the start of the offensive on February 24, Russia is concentrating its war effort on the region of Donbass† Concerned about this obsession with the east of the country, Ukrainian authorities are trying to evacuate civilians from these regions. In the Donbass, civilian evacuations continue for fear of a permanent Russian offensive. Also under the bombs, as in Severodonetsk, where the front line is at the gates of the city.
Destruction in Mariupol
As this map shows, the city Mariupol, one of the martyr cities of the Russian offensive, was partially destroyed. The pro-Russian separatist authorities have estimated the civilian casualties in Mariupol at about 5,000 people and the destroyed houses at “60-70%” in this city that they have been besieging for weeks with the Russian army, and have admitted to being under capture control.” would take time.”
Destruction in Kharkiv
Such as the city of Mariupol, which of Kharkiv, which was hit very early in the conflict, suffered greatly from Soviet attacks. With its 1.419 million inhabitants in 2017 according to theUN, Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine. Administrative capital of Kharkiv Oblast (Administrative Subdivision of Ukraine), the city of the same name is located 423 km east of the capital Kiev. Its proximity to the Russian border and its administrative weight in Ukrainian politics make it a privileged target after Kiev. The map above shows this.
Russian attacks against Ukrainian attacks
This infographic shows the glaring imbalance between Russian and Ukrainian strikes. Vladimir Putin’s army, like his multiple attacks, is illustrated as a real attacker, while the men of Volodymyr ZelenskyApply a defensive strategy to block or recover occupied territories.