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Damage Caused by Destruction of Ukraine’s Infrastructure Totalled $1B Over Past Week

Since the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, at least 44.8 million square meters of housing, 256 enterprises, 6,300 railway tracks, 656 healthcare institutions, 1,177 educational institutions, 668 kindergartens, 198 warehouses, 20 shopping malls, and 28 oil depots have been damaged, destroyed or seized.

Losses of railway infrastructure and rolling stock amounted to $2.7 billion as of 8 June.

Moreover, Ukrainians have lost almost 105,000 cars, worth a total of $968 million, due to war.

In addition, according to the latest data, at least 141 religious and 203 cultural buildings have been destroyed or damaged due to the fighting. The amount of damage to temples, churches, monasteries, and cathedrals reaches $81 million. Damages to cultural facilities stand at $272 million.

In total, as of 8 June, the amount of direct losses totalled $103.9 billion or UAH 3 trillion, indirect – up to $ 600 billion.

Such information was published according to the estimates of experts from the Centre for Economic Strategy, the Kyiv School of Economics, and other partner organisations within the framework of the Russia Will Pay project.

Natalia Tolub

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