As of September 2023, marking the 16th month of the full-scale war, the documented damages to Ukraine's infrastructure caused by Russia's invasion have reached $150.5bn (at replacement cost), Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) reported on October 8.
The growth amounted to $0.7bn, which is modest considering that the previous update was three months ago. The largest part of the increase is attributed to the education assessment’s updates (plus $0.4bn).
Residential buildings account for the largest share of damages, totalling 37% or $55.9bn, followed by infrastructure at 24.3% or $36.8bn.
The damages to business assets currently amount to a minimum of $11.4bn and are still increasing. Additionally, the education sector has incurred direct damages of $10.1bn, the energy sector has incurred direct damages of $8.8bn and the agricultural sector has incurred direct damages of $8.7bn due to the war.
The cumulative damages to public sector facilities, including social objects, educational and scientific institutions, healthcare facilities, cultural structures, sports facilities and administrative buildings, are approximately $16.1bn.
Comprehensive and up-to-date reports, along with interim releases, of the damage assessments are always available on the KSE website.
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