I can easily find the total casualties for 2014-2021 (which vary by source), but not a year-by-year breakdown, to gauge the pace of the conflict (before 2022) from that perspective. According to a UN (OHCHR) document (dated Jan 27, 2022) cited therein, the breakdown by year of civilian deaths looks like this:

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But that graph doesn't include losses in the armed forces. So, I'm looking for similar graph that includes the latter, or at least paints those separately. I realize that when it comes to military losses, the two sides (DPR/LPR v Ukraine) may have provided different figures of their own casualties not necessarily matching what the other side claims to have neutralized (if there is even any data on the latter) etc. So ideally an answer should include data from 2-3 sources, but I realize that such detailed data might not exist, broken year-by-year. Basically, I'm trying to figure out if the UN graph regarding the civilian deaths is representative of the combined civilian+military deaths, i.e. the pace/deadliness of the conflict year-by-year, before 2022.

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    It's surprising that there were more casualties before the Russian attack, but I've heard that extremists in Ukraine were having a field day killing pro-Russians in Ukraine in the name of national security.
    – Sayaman
    Jul 10 at 13:48
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    if you can get their graphics to work, crisisgroup.org/content/… should be informative. maybe they have some published pages with plain text tables that they used to derive those graphics? Jul 12 at 23:54


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