- 20 May 2022
Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV – which takes its sources from reputable English language media – has recorded up to the 20 May, 3, 758 casualties from explosive weapon use across 346 incidents; this includes some 3, 293 civilian casualties (1,716 killed, 1,577 injured).
- 13 May 2022
At Least Three Killed and 19 Injured in 9th Recorded Russian Air Strike on a School in Ukraine
At least three people were killed and 19 injured in a Russian airstrike on schools in Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv, on Thursday 12 May. Russian troops reportedly fired several missiles at a school and boarding school, damaging an administrative building and some residential houses in the ensuing fire.
- 11 May 2022
600 Killed in Russian Strike on Mariupol Theatre: Deadliest Attack in Russian Invasion
The siege of Mariupol is proving to be one of the deadliest episodes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the lack of definitive data on casualties proving to be a “big black hole” in terms of accessing corroborated information. On 16 March 2022, a Russian airstrike hit the theatre in Mariupol, causing the roof and some of the exterior walls to collapse inwards. Communications were disrupted and there were conflicting reports on survivors. For many days, authorities were unable to provide a casualty count, but on 25 March they confirmed, from witness reports, that around 300 people had been killed. This made the airstrike the deadliest attack since the beginning of the invasion. However, since then, Associated Press (AP) have come forward with revised evidence, suggesting that the death count is closer to 600. The strike on Mariupol’s theatre remains the single deadliest attack against civilians during Russia’s war on Ukraine.
- 9 May 2022
At Least 62 Killed in Russian Strike on School
At least 62 people were killed in a Russian airstrike on a school, on Saturday 7 May 2022. 90 people were using the school as a shelter in the village of Bilohorivka, and following the strike, 30 have been pulled from the rubble.
- 26 Apr 2022
As the UK’s ‘lethal aid’ increases, its humanitarian funding takes a hit – and why this matters
Eden Elouisa Spence asks: why has the UK government's focus on defence been at the detriment of humanitarian aid?
- 25 Apr 2022
The ‘madman despot’ theory only serves to embolden Vladimir Putin
This article explores how accusations of insanity serve to strengthen the Russian President’s hand in Ukraine
- 8 Apr 2022
At least 59 civilians killed and over 80 injured in rocket strike on evacuees at Donetsk railway station
On the morning of 8 April 2022, two powerful rockets struck Kramatorsk railway station, killing at least 39 people and injuring 87 more, most of whom were families of women, children, and the elderly.
- 28 Mar 2022
Putin’s war: the atrocities unfolding out of sight
A review of the UK's media reporting on the killing of civilians in Ukraine, summarised in The Week
- 25 Mar 2022
Looting the Land: is Ukraine’s black earth a reason for Putin’s invasion?
Now sabotaging Russian tanks, Ukraine’s rich soil may be the prize that Putin seeks from his violence, write Dimitris Dimitriadis and Iain Overto
- 25 Mar 2022
300 sheltering civilians killed in Russian airstrike on theatre in Mariupol
This strike marks the largest single loss of civilian life recorded by AOAV to date (25 Mar) since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February 2022.
- 16 Mar 2022
As the UK government courts Saudi Arabia, AOAV contemplates how the Saudis are reported to have harmed nine times more civilians in Yemen than Russia has in Ukraine
Taking data from English-language media sources, AOAV has evidence that, over the last decade, the Saudi led air-campaign over Yemen has killed or injured almost 11,000 civilians, compared to over 1,200 civilians reported harmed by Russian-backed operations in Ukraine.
- 14 Mar 2022
What Explosive Weapons are the Russians using in Ukraine?
Drawing on user-generated content, AOAV has identified some of the primary weapons in Russia’s land and air arsenals, currently being used to wage war in Ukraine.