The war has caused $108 billion in damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure, a study says


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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused $108.3 billion in damage to the country’s infrastructure, according to a study by the Kyiv School of Economics released on the same day Ukraine’s Defense Ministry estimated the war was 3.5 made millions homeless.

Important facts

Russia’s war in Ukraine damaged or destroyed 105,200 cars, 43,700 farm machines, 764 kindergartens, 1,991 shops and 634 cultural institutions, according to researchers from the Kyiv School of Economics, who worked with several Ukrainian ministries to conduct the analysis.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday estimated that the war had damaged at least 140,000 residential buildings, the ministry said New York Times, while the Kyiv School of Economics estimates that 114,700 private homes were damaged or destroyed.

According to the study, the war caused $47.7 billion in damage to homes and homes.

Meanwhile, damage to transportation infrastructure, including roads and airports, totaled $31.6 billion.

Big number

$185 billion. The researchers estimated that this is how much it would cost to repair the damage to the infrastructure.


The war in Ukraine has displaced more than 8 million people, the United Nations estimates, and more than 6.5 million people have migrated to neighboring countries, including Poland and Moldova, since Russia began invading in February.

key background

According to estimates by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and a previous study by the Kyiv School of Economics, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had cost the country nearly $600 billion by May. Russian missile strikes have targeted and destroyed tons of Ukrainian infrastructure, including railroads, homes and hospitals. Both the US and European allies have offered Ukraine billions in aid to the country since the war began. The Biden administration announced Monday that it will send an additional $550 million in military aid to Ukraine, bringing total U.S. aid to over $7 billion. Earlier this month, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal unveiled a $750 billion recovery plan to rebuild the country after the end of the war, a project Zelenskyy is expected to urge the international community to engage in.

Further reading

Russia’s invasion has cost Ukraine up to $600 billion, study suggests (Forbes)

Ukrainian Prime Minister says reconstruction will cost $750 billion. (New York Times)


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