The official Soviet encyclopedia (1978) statistics state: “During this war over 20 million Soviet people were killed including many peaceful citizens. On the territory of Ukraine alone the Hitlerites destroyed over 5 million people and more than 2 million people were carried off into slavery to Germany.” … “Even if we accept the conservative figure offered by Prof. Kondufor (during Soviet rule it should be mentioned), Ukraine’s loss of about 7.5 million people is greater than the total military loss of the USA, Canada, British Commonwealth, France, Germany and Italy all put together.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the total military losses of these countries in World War II was 4,305,214. The statistics are: USA 292,100; British Commonwealth 544,596 (including 39,139 Canadians); France 210,671 (+107,847 civilians); Germany 2,850,000, and Italy 300,000. In conclusion it seems reasonable to estimate that because of the German occupation and the Soviet repression from 1939 to 1945 during World War II, that Ukraine lost about 10,000,000 citizens or one Ukrainian out of four.”(Ukrainska Radyanska Entsyklopedia, Kyiv 1978, v. 2, 152 cited by A. Gregorovich; italics added)