Russian Invasion of Ukraine Situation Report #59
Military and Diplomatic Highlights:
· As of February 5th, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 7,155 civilians killed and 11,662 civilians injured.
· The Ukrainian military is reporting the following Russian losses:
o 135,740 Soldiers (Wounded or Killed)
o 3,258 Tanks
o 6,471 Armored vehicles
o 2,251 Artillery
o 295 Aircraft
o 286 Helicopters
o 1,970 Drones
· The Ukrainian military also reported that Russia launched 71 cruise missiles against civilian targets. Approximately, 61 missiles were shot down.
· The Romanian Air Force detected an aerial target launched by a Russian Federation’s ship in the Black Sea:
o The target was likely a cruise missile, which flew over the air space of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova and reentered the Ukrainian air space without ever infringing on Romania’s air space.
o In response to this launch the Romanian Air Force redirected two aircraft in the northern area of Romania to increase the reaction options. After approximately two minutes, the situation was clarified, and the two aircraft resumed their initial mission.
· The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense is reporting the following:
o Since February 7th, Russian forces have likely made tactical gains in two key sectors. On the northern outskirts of the Donbas town of Bakhmut, Wagner Group forces have pushed 2-3km further west, controlling countryside near the M-03 main route into the town.
o Russian forces increasingly dominate the northern approaches to Bakhmut.
o To the south, Russian units have made advances around the western edge of the town of Vuhledar, where they re-launched offensive operations in late January 2023.
o However, Russian units have likely suffered particularly heavy casualties around Vuhledar as inexperienced units have been committed. Russian troops likely fled and abandoned at least 30 mostly intact armored vehicles in a single incident after a failed assault.
War and Atrocity Crimes Investigations Highlights:
· The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is reporting that between February 3-10 there were 1,055 new crimes registered.
Humanitarian Impact and Response and Recovery Highlights:
· The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting the following:
o 17.7 million people are in need and 11.5 million have been targeted to receive humanitarian assistance.
o There are now 8 million refugees in Europe and 5.4 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
· Russian missile strikes hit civilian critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and other parts of Ukraine.
· The Ukrainian Red Cross is still providing needed aid throughout the country:
o In Transcarpathia, more than 200,000 people have already received humanitarian aid through 13 distribution points.
o With support from the Canadian Red Cross, they are distributing boilers to houses where IDPs live and there is no gas supply.
· Healthcare and Public Health Update:
o A local hospital in Vovchansk, which is less than 10 km from the Russian-Ukrainian border in the eastern Kharkiv region, was damaged by shelling two days in a row on February 6 and 7:
ü The first attack caused a massive fire, destroying the roof and prompting the evacuation of the patients from the hospital’s bomb shelter.
o At least five attacks on hospitals were reported by local authorities in the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Donetsk region.
o The World Health Organization (WHO) handed over 26 ambulances to the Ministry of Health:
ü This included six cars for transporting patients and 20 ambulances equipped with oxygen tanks, defibrillators, ventilators, and other medical equipment for transporting severely injured patients to health-care facilities.
ü The delivery was made possible with funding support from the European Union.
o A dispensary of the Dmytrivka village council in the district of Bucha, which was destroyed in March, has been rebuilt:
ü This facility serves more than 6,000 local patients.
ü The dispensary has been equipped with the necessary modern equipment.
ü It is heated with a solid fuel boiler as a temporary alternative heat source and powered by two generators.
· On February 9th, the UN delivered 10 generators to Odesa. They will help provide stable heat supply and mitigate the consequences of the recent large-scale electric network accident. The Kharkiv and Vinnytsya regions also received 18 generators for heat supply.
· Black Sea Grain Initiative Update (as of February 8th):
o Number of Outbound Voyages: 726
o Tonnage of Commodities: 21 million
o Quality of wheat shipped to lower-income countries: 2.4 million
· The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is reporting the following:
o They have assessed the coverage of the VHF radio communications network that is now accessible to UN staff in Dnipro, Kyiv and Odesa, and is working to expand and improve the network.
o A total of 10 Starlink satellite connectivity terminals were received in country and are being distributed to the ETC’s field locations, where they will be deployed for back-up internet connectivity for ETC services and in the new Crisis Coordination Hubs that are being set up across the country by OCHA.
Russian Dis-information Campaign Highlights:
· The Russian Defense Minister claimed that the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group has openly called on Ukraine to seize territory inside Russia. Here is the factcheck.
· Iran continues to deny that it has signed a joint drone manufacturing deal with Russia. It also denies providing Shaheed 131/136s that Russia uses to kill Ukrainian civilians. Here is the factcheck.
Cultural Heritage Protection Highlights:
· As of February 8th, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has verified damage to 238 sites. This includes:
o 105 Religious sites
o 18 Museums
o 85 Buildings of historical and/or artistic interest
o 19 Monuments
o 12 Libraries
· Researchers from the Virginia Museum of Natural History, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative have used recent FIRMS data to update their analysis of damaged cultural heritage sites. The updated analysis is available here.
· OCHA Ukraine: Situation Report, 10 Feb 2023
· War in Ukraine: Situation report from WHO Ukraine country office. Issue No. 44, 8 February 2023
· Ukraine Data Explorer
· Damaged cultural sites in Ukraine verified by UNESCO
· OCHA Ukraine Twitter Page
· NATO Twitter Page
· Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Twitter Page
· Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Twitter Page
· Ukrainian Red Cross Twitter Page
· United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Twitter Page
· PolyGraph Info Twitter Page
· Conflict Observatory Twitter Page
UNOSAT Damage Assessment Overview Map - Ukraine: Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast - Imagery Analysis: 29 June 2022 Published: 09 February 2023 V1 (New)
REACH Cold Spot Risk Assessment: Navigating Winters in Ukraine (New)
UN Refugee Agency, Ukrainian Refugee Operational Data Portal
Centre for Humanitarian Data, Ukraine Data Explorer
Humanitarian Logistics Association, Ukraine Crisis Information Website
ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub
UKRAINE- HEALTH CLUSTER ACTIVITIES Dashboard
U.S. Department of State, Disinformation Website
Alliance For Securing Democracy War in Ukraine Dis-Information Dashboard
National Democratic Institute Disinformation Coordination Hub
International Fact-Checking Network, #Ukraine Facts
· UN Refugee Agency Donations
· UN Migration Agency Donations
· UNESCO Paypal Account
· WHO Foundation, Ukraine
· Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Ukraine
· Ukrainian Government United 24