Russian Invasion Damaged up to One-Third of Ukraine’s Infrastructure

A Ukrainian minister said on Monday that Russia’s invasion has destroyed up to 30 percent of Ukraine’s infrastructure amounting to about $100 billion.

The war had affected “20 to 30 percent of all infrastructure with varying degrees of damage, with different levels of destruction,” Infrastructure Minister Oleksander Kubrakov said.

Kubrakov added that more than 300 bridges on national roads were damaged, dozens of railway bridges were blown up, and more than 8,000 km. of roads had to be repaired or rebuilt.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine’s membership in the European Union is integral to the “strategic vision” for its post-war reconstruction.

Zelensky confirmed earlier reports that Ukraine had completed the questionnaire that is the starting point for the EU to decide on membership for Kyiv.

“We will provide the second part of the answers shortly. And we hope that Europe’s decision in response will be quick,” Zelenskyy said.

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