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Explainer: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine has left tens of thousands of dead, displaced millions and spread economic strife across the world.

Following are the main impacts of the war, now in its ninth month:


The war has sown death on a level not seen in Europe since World War Two.

From Feb. 24 to Oct. 2, 6,114 civilians were reported killed and 9,132 injured, though the actual numbers are much higher, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Oct. 3.

“Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects, including shelling from heavy artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, missiles and air strikes,” OHCHR said.

Ukraine has not said how many of its soldiers have been killed. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sept. 21 that 5,937 Russian soldiers had been killed since the start of the war.

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