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Over $54 billion in damage to Ukraine’s housing stock as a result of a full-scale war as of the end of May 2023

26 June 2023

As of the end of May 2023, the amount of direct damage to Ukraine’s housing stock as a result of a full-scale war is more than $54 billion. This figure represents over a third of the total direct damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure and assets, according 32red sport reviewto data calculated by the KSE Institute (an analytical unit of the Kyiv School of Economics) project Russia Will Pay. 

Of the total amount of direct damage to the housing stock, the majority, amounting to $46.6 billion – came from the destruction and damage to apartment buildings. According to the latest data, a total of 18,600 such buildings were affected: 13.2 thousand were damaged and 5.4 thousand were completely destroyed. 

More than $7 billion in direct damages were incurred as a result of destroyed and damaged private homes. Currently, there are more than 144,000private homes, of which nearly 59,000 have been destroyed.. In addition, 345 dormitories were damaged as a result of the hostilities, with direct damage estimated at $0.5 billion.

As of June 2023, the total number of damaged housing units exceeds 163,000. The total area of damaged or destroyed 32red casino reviewsfacilities is 87 million m2, which is or 8.6% of the total housing stock in Ukraine. 

The regions most affected by housing damage include Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Mykolaiv and Chernihiv regions. According to the experts of the “Russia Will Pay” project, more than 18,000 houses were completely destroyed in Donetsk region (over 40%), 6,700 in Kyiv region and more than 2,500 in Luhansk region. 

In the capital city, 454 residential buildings were destroyed and damaged during the full-scale invasion, resulting in a total damage cost of $734 million.

Among the cities, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne, Bakhmut, Marinka, Lysychansk, Popasna, Izyum, and Volnovakha have the highest number of destroyed and damaged residential buildings.. For example, according to preliminary estimates, 90% of the housing stock in Sievierodonetsk was damaged, while cities 32Red Casinosuch as Bakhmut and Maryinka have almost no undamaged buildings. 

The data on damage to the housing stock contains information as of May 2023 and does not include the direct losses caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, which affected 48 settlements (according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs). The team of the KSE Institute project “Russia Will Pay” is actively working on documenting and analyzing the direct damage to residential properties caused by this tragedy.

Among the cities, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne, Bakhmut, Marinka, Lysychansk, Popasna, Izyum and Volnovakha have the most destroyed and damaged residential buildings. For example, according to preliminary estimates, 90% of the housing stock in Sievierodonetsk was damaged, while cities 32Red Casinosuch as Bakhmut and Maryinka have almost no undamaged buildings. 

The data on the damage to the housing stock contains information as of May 2023 and does not take into account the direct damage caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, which affected 48 settlements (according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs). The team of the KSE Institute project “Russia Will Pay”  is actively working to record and analyze the direct damage to residential properties caused by this tragedy. The full report will be published soon.

32Red CasinoDetailed data on destruction and damages caused to the Ukraine’s infrastructure were collected by the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE Institute) as part of the project to develop independent methodologies for the analytical assessment of infrastructure damage and economic losses caused by Russia’s aggression, implemented by the KSE Institute in cooperation with the USAID  Economic Resilience Activity. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of KSE Institute and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.