Over 3,700 residential buildings damaged in Ukraine since Russian invasion, says emergency service official

22 March 2022, 12:13 PM

About 3,780 residential buildings have been partially damaged since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, while 651 houses have been completely destroyed, Deputy Chairman of Ukraine's State Emergency Service Roman Prymush said at a briefing in the Ukrinform news agency on March 21.

Prymush said the agency was developing plans to restore the country's destroyed civilian infrastructure.

"There is already an analysis (being done) on the number of affected buildings," he said.

"About 3,780 residential buildings have been partially damaged, 651 residential buildings have been completely destroyed."

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At the same time, the official pointed out that these statistics reflect only those facilities where rescuers can assess the damage caused without endangering their lives, and it does not apply to the occupied territories.

Therefore, the scale of destruction is much greater, he said.

"We are already engaged in recruiting forces for the country's future restoration," Prymush said.

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