Iryna Vereshchuk: “Russia will pay for everything! – calculations have already begun“

Опубліковано 5 April 2022 року, о 15:55

During 40 days of full-scale invasion, Russia has inflicted unprecedented losses and damages to Ukraine. The most painful and irreparable are human lives. We will never forgive them, said Iryna Vereshchuk, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine. Retribution will come for every life.

However, there are large economic losses. These are hundreds and thousands of destroyed houses, hundreds of bridges, schools, kindergartens and hospitals, airports, businesses, tens of thousands of destroyed roads.

“Direct losses of physical infrastructure – according to experts of the Kyiv School of Economics, carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Reintegration and the government team within the project “Russia will pay”- as of April 1, 2022 amounted to at least 68 billion USD” – said Iryna Vereshchuk. This is more than UAH 2 trillion. Indirect losses are almost 10 times greater.

According to the official, the Ministry of Reintegration, according to the recently adopted government decree “On approval of the Procedure for determining the damage and damage caused to Ukraine as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation”, is designed to coordinate the work of all ministries to assess losses.

It  will be determined by 15 categories: loss of economy, infrastructure, environment, cultural heritage, etc.

And although the war is not over yet, and the invader is destroying our country every day, the Ministry of Reintegration and the Government have already begun this work.

“Russia, as the aggressor state of the 21st century, will fully compensate for all these losses and will be held accountable. And the entire Government team will make every effort to achieve this” – the head of the Ministry of Reintegration assured.