Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ukraine announces $100 billion in losses due to Russian bombing


Stefan Hans
Stefan is a german based freelance content writer. He mainly writes on Political and Research-based stories.

The economic adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksii Ustenko, said that Ukraine has lost assets worth 100 billion dollars as a result of the Russian bombing.

Russian forces have so far destroyed at least $100bn worth of infrastructure, buildings, and other physical assets in Ukraine, the chief economic adviser to Ukraine’s president has said.

Oleg Ustenko told in an online event hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics that the war has caused 50 percent of Ukrainian businesses to shut down completely, while the other half are operating at well below their capacity.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that the Ukrainian army had killed more than 12,000 Russian soldiers, destroyed 1,105 Russian armored vehicles, and had so far destroyed 49 Russian planes, 81 helicopters, and 335 tanks.

The Ukrainian side did not release similar data on the losses of their army but said that thousands of civilians were killed during the three weeks of the war.

In turn, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that its forces had destroyed a total of 2,911 targets of Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities since the start of the special operation in Ukraine on February 24.

The destroyed targets included 97 aircraft, 107 drones, 141 air defense missile systems, 86 radar sites, 986 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 107 rocket launchers, 368 pieces of field artillery and mortars,” Russian Defense Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday. and 749 pieces of special military vehicles.

It is reported that the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, denied earlier reports that the Russian army had bombed a civilian hospital in Mariupol.

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