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Russia has inflicted $144 billion in damages to Ukrainian infrastructure

Ukraine’s infrastructure suffered significant damage from the full-scale Russian invasion. The total amount of damage has been estimated at $143.8 billion.

These data were presented by the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE).

Quote"As of February 2023, the total amount of damage caused by Russia to Ukraine’s infrastructure during the full-scale war has increased by another $6 billion and is now estimated at $143.8 billion (at replacement cost)," the message says.

According to the study, over 150,000 residential houses were damaged or destroyed during a year of the war. The amount of damage from the destruction of housing stock has reached $53.6 billion.

The second top category is infrastructure. Damages inflicted on it during a year of the full-scale war are estimated at $36.2 billion. During this time, more than 25,000 kilometers of highways and local roads, as well as 344 bridges and overpasses, were destroyed or damaged.

For the first time, the new calculations include damages caused to Ukraine’s forests, which totaled $4.5 billion after the first year of the full-fledged war.

Educational institutions are also being further damaged and destroyed, with the current number standing at 3,170. Among them, almost 1,500 are secondary education institutions, 909 are preschools, and 528 are higher education institutions. As of the end of February 2023, damages in the field of education increased by $300 million compared to the December calculations, bringing the total to $8.9 billion.

It’s important to note the increase in the damages caused to Ukraine’s energy, which amount to $8.1 billion.

The number of damages caused to the agriculture complex and land resources has increased by another $2.1 billion. Currently, the estimate of damages in this area is $8.7 billion.

The number of damaged and destroyed vehicles also increased by the end of February. As compared to the estimates at the end of 2022, the number of such cars increased by 28,500 to 223,400, and the damages amounted to $3.1 billion.

According to the calculations, the amount of damages caused to trade increased to $2.6 billion by the end of winter 2023. The medical industry suffered infrastructure destruction worth another $100 million, bringing the total direct losses in this area to an estimated $1.8 billion.

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