Russian invasion has damaged up to 30% of Ukraine’s infrastructure — Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Russia’s invasion has damaged or destroyed 20% to 30% of Ukraine’s infrastructure with the cost of up to $100 billion, said the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov.
Degrees of damage and destruction vary. Kubrakov said more than 300 bridges on national roads had been destroyed or damaged, more than 8,000 km (5,000 miles) of roads had to be repaired or rebuilt, as well as dozens of railway bridges, that had been blown up.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has already begun some reconstruction in the areas now back under the control of Ukrainian troops. “If we talk about roads, bridges, and residential buildings, I believe that almost everything can be rebuilt in two years … if everyone works quickly,” he said.
The KSE Institute estimated that direct losses inflicted on Ukrainian infrastructure by Russia during the war amount to almost UAH 2.5 trillion, or $84.8 billion, as of April 18, 2022.