The Ukraine War in data: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, by the numbers

As the Ukrainian leader made his historic trip to the US, a few facts and figures help put the visit in context.

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, we thought it only fitting to use this space to look at the visit — and Zelenskyy himself — using some data and statistics.

Number of times Zelenskyy has left his country since the Russian invasion: 1. This was the first.

The last time Zelensky traveled outside Ukraine: A short trip to the Munich Security Conference in February, where he warned of the dangers of appeasing the Russians. Five days later, Russia’s armed forces invaded his country.

Distance from Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine — where Zelenskyy was Tuesday morning, visiting Ukrainian forces — to Washington, D.C.: 5,201 miles.

Number of foreign parliaments and legislatures Zelensky has addressed since the war began: 38.

The only national legislature he has addressed more than once: the U.S. Congress. He gave a virtual speech to Congress in March.

Amount of new aid to Ukraine in the current omnibus spending bill before Congress: $45 billion.

Money pledged to date: $68 billion.

Number of hours Zelenskyy was expected to spend on the ground in the U.S.: approximately 12.

Those are just some of the relevant facts and figures. The impact and import of the visit are harder to measure; historians may be doing that, years from now.

We offer a more comprehensive set of data points on the war in Ukraine below. Grid originally published this document March 24, the one-month anniversary of the war. We update it every Thursday to provide a fuller picture of the conflict.

Civilians killed: at least 6,800 (probably thousands more)

Ukrainian soldiers killed: at least 13,000

Russian soldiers killed: 5,937 to more than 99,000

Total displaced Ukrainians: approximately 14 million

Internally displaced Ukrainians: approximately 5.9 million

An overview of the violence

Global food markets: Wheat prices down as of Wednesday, after weeks of fluctuation

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