In Ukraine, more than 18,000 infrastructure facilities have been destroyed amid the full-scale Russian invasion.
That’s according to Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who spoke at a meeting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities dedicated to the country’s reconstruction and modernization, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"To date, more than 18,000 infrastructure facilities have been destroyed," the senior official said.
Tymoshenko stressed that the priority of the Ukrainian authorities is to create a database where all needs of all settlements across the country would be filed and to develop a concept for their restoration.
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According to the official, 14 infrastructure clusters have been formed that need to be restored or modernized. These include residential, educational, medical, sports, motorway, and railway infrastructure, as well as office buildings, landscaping, utilities (water, heat, gas, electricity), public transport, airports, security of each community, and memorials.
The deputy head of the President’s Office clarified that data is now being collected from each affected settlement. Tymoshenko has assured that the authorities will be able to offer the first options for recovery by May 5 at the latest.
As reported, on February 24, the Russian Federation launched a new phase of its war against Ukraine - a full-scale invasion. Russian invaders have been shelling and bombing peaceful towns and villages, torturing and killing civilians. The Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Territorial Defense Forces are repelling the Russian invasion, inflicting heavy losses on the Russian military.