According to Volker, the war in Donbas already has more casualties than any other conflict in Europe since the Balkan Wars. And as for people who were forced to leave their homes, these figures are the largest since the Second World War.
Over 3 million people left the conflict zone, where more than 10,000 people died, including 450 civilians have died in the last 14 months. More than a million people need help because they live without water, heating or even a roof over their heads. Most of them are elderly people who are not able to leave the conflict zone.
In order for loss figures to be understood by foreign journalists, Volker explained that about 3,000 civilian Ukrainians had died in this conflict, and the losses of the Ukrainian troops, which reach 7,000 people, were greater than the losses among the U.S. troops in Afghanistan for all time war in that country.