A Data Visualization Newsletter

Brought to you Monday mornings by

Our Favorite Stuff

Maps: Tracking the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Global Affairs $ (Possible Paywall)

235 nyt

After Russia embarked on a “special military operation” and invaded Ukraine last week, people all around the globe have been watching the situation closely. Many media outlets have devoted extensive coverage to it, including The New York Times. This article provides daily updates on the conflict and maps ground fighting, airstrikes, and other clashes across Ukraine.

235 bloomberg

Here’s another resource from Bloomberg, dedicated to tracking the latest developments in Ukraine. Through a combination of maps, photos, and other multimedia, Bloomberg is providing updates on the advance of Russian troops and the movements of everyday Ukranians. Another resource to bookmark and refer back to.

235 food

Even six days into the conflict, it’s becoming clear that Russia’s invasion will have far-reaching implications for the entire world. One potential consequence: added strain on those who are already food insecure, because of how heavily countries in the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa rely on Russia and Ukraine’s supply of wheat, corn, and vegetable oil. Vox breaks down the impact of the conflict for food-insecure people.

235 flights

Within hours of Russia’s invasion on February 24th, the skies above Ukraine began to empty. Ukrainian air traffic control canceled flights and closed the country’s airspace, and the EU’s Safety Aviation Agency called the area “an active conflict zone.” Using data from, The Economist shows how starkly things changed in just 24 hours.