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Losses of Ukrainian infrastructure increased by $3.1 billion over the week

Over the past week, direct losses to the Ukrainian economy over the destruction and damage to civilian and military infrastructure have increased by $3.1 billion. As of May 19, the total amount of direct documented damage to infrastructure is almost $97.4 billion, or 2.9 trillion UAH. This is evidenced by a study by the Kyiv School of Economics as part of the Russia Will Pay project.

For the third week in a row, losses from damaged and destroyed residential buildings as a result of hostilities continue to increase. According to the latest estimates of the project analysts, the amount of damage over the destruction of the housing stock has increased by almost $3 billion. As of May 19, the war has destroyed or damaged 38.6 million square meters of housing worth $33.9 billion. The total damage from destruction and damage to enterprises has also increased by $272 million over the past week. In total, since the beginning of the war, at least 219 plants, factories, and enterprises have suffered damage that amounted to $10.7 billion.

In addition, over the past week, another 75 educational institutions were damaged and destroyed, since the beginning of the war there have been a total of 1,067 of them. The losses from damage and destruction of educational facilities is almost $1.5 billion. In addition, according to the latest calculations as part of the Russia Will Pay project, the total number of destroyed or damaged cars is at least 94,500. In total, since the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine, at least 12 civilian airports have been damaged, destroyed or captured, 295 bridges and bridge crossings, 591 kindergartens, 574 medical institutions, 108 religious and 179 cultural buildings, 169 warehouses, and 19 shopping centers.

The total losses of the Ukrainian economy as a result of the war, according to the general estimates of the Ministry of Economy and the KSE, taking into account both direct losses calculated in this project and indirect losses (decrease in GDP, cessation of investment, labour outflows, additional spending on defense and social support, etc.), range from $564 billion to $600 billion.

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