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Two months into the war: the damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure has reached $88 billion

Two months into the war: the damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure has reached $88 billion

As of April 26, 2022, the damage caused to Ukraine’s infrastructure during the war has already reached $88 billion, or more than UAH 2.6 trillion, based on estimates of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) Institute. While most losses, $63 billion, were incurred during the first month of the war, its second month cost Ukraine around $25 billion.

Overall, during the 62 days of Russia’s war against Ukraine, 23 thousand kilometers of roads and 37 thousand square meters of real estate were damaged, destroyed, or seized. Also, at least 535 kindergartens, 866 educational institutions, 231 medical institutions, 173 factories, and enterprises were damaged by the war. The same happened to at least 95 religious and 130 other cultural buildings around the country.

As estimated by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and KSE, overall Ukraine’s economic losses due to the war, taking into account both direct losses calculated in this project and indirect losses (GDP decline, investment cessation, the outflow of labor, additional defense and social support costs, etc) range from $564 billion to $600 billion.

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