In February 2023, Russia managed to capture less than 0.04% of Ukraine’s territory. On this subject informed Business Insider in reference to the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
According to map data, from January 31 to February 28, Russia captured about 234 square kilometers, or 0.039% of the territory of Ukraine. Business Insider notes that the Russian offensive was announced for this month.
In turn, the War Mapper tracking group informedthat in February, Russia increased the area of the occupied territories by 85 square kilometers, which is equivalent to 0.01% of the territory of Ukraine.
The ISW noted that “both figures are quite small” and that their difference may be due to minor miscalculations, although they indicate “Russia’s limited territorial gains”.
The report says that in March Russia also failed to achieve notable success, including on the eastern frontline, where Bakhmut is located. Business Insider adds that Russia continues to lose large numbers of troops and equipment.
BBC Russian Service and Mediazona reportedthat in the first two weeks of February, 1,679 Russian soldiers were killed. This is the largest increase in casualties since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The BBC noted that the increase in losses could be linked to the offensive launched by Russia in the Donbass. In a summary published on March 11, journalists reportedthat in two weeks they were able to confirm the death of another Russian serviceman from 1638.