Mykhailo Podoliak, an anti-crisis adviser to the head of the President’s Office, tweeted on March 3rd that “the cost of an open sky over Ukraine” is about a million refugees and the destruction of the historic centers of Ukraine’s major cities.
According to the representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Shabi Mantu, about a million people have left Ukraine in 7 days since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, the number of civilians that were killed in the fighting has reached 2,000. These data cannot be confirmed by independent sources at this time.
As of March 1st, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine recorded 752 civilian casualties (227, including 15 under the age of 18) during Russia’s full-scale military aggression.
On March 1st, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reiterated his view that the North Atlantic Alliance should declare airspace over Ukraine a no-fly zone.
However, earlier White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the United States does not plan to declare Ukraine’s airspace an unmanned zone, because it will have to involve US troops.
Source: Radio Svoboda