Russian invaders damaged or destroyed 30% of Ukraine's infrastructure

19 April, 05:34 PM
The consequences of Russian shelling in Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Pavel Klimov)

The consequences of Russian shelling in Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Pavel Klimov)

According to Minister of Infrastructure, Oleksandr Kubrakov, since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, 30% of the country's infrastructure has already been damaged or destroyed, Reuters reported on April 18.

The Minister stressed that the amount of losses exceeds $100 billion. Over 300 bridges, more than 8,000 kilometers of roads, and dozens of railway bridges have been damaged or destroyed.

Reconstruction will take two years if frozen Russian assets are used, Kubrakov says.

“Practically all components of our transport infrastructure have suffered to a degree,” the Minister said.

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The Ukrainian authorities prepared a plan for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, released on April 18, which includes covering the financial damage caused by war, restoring destroyed infrastructure facilities, and a structural modernization of the Ukrainian economy.

At the end of March, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that Ukraine's losses from the Russia’s full-scale war have already exceeded $1 trillion.

The KSE Institute team (an analytical division of the Kyiv School of Economics) and volunteers from partner organizations, estimated that as of Apr. 11, the total amount of direct documented damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure from the Russian invasion reached $80.4 billion, or UAH 2.4 trillion. The total economic losses incurred during the war amount to $564-600 billion.

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