Damage caused to Irpin infrastructure from the war reached almost $922 mln

14 July 2022

The total amount of damage caused to Irpin town in the Kyiv region from the war is estimated at almost $922 mln or over UAH 25.3 bln. 

This can be seen from the analysis carried out by the KSE Institute team within the “Russia will pay” project. The calculation of the damage to Irpinʼs infrastructure was carried out on the basis of data collected in the framework of the RebuildUA project, initiated by SmartFarming and Vkursi Zemli. Digitized information about the infrastructure of the Irpin is the most accurate damage estimate for today. 

At the beginning of the war in February 2022, Irpin town was one of the first settlements in the Kyiv region, suffered from the brutal crimes of russian troops, lasting for almost a month, till the Ukrainian army liberated it on March 28, 2022. During the occupation of Irpin, almost half of the total amount of buildings in the city were damaged — 10,500 buildings, of which 2,501 were completely or severely destroyed.

According to the KSE Institute expert assessments, in the total amount of damage, the largest share belongs to the housing stock and amounts to UAH 17.7 billion, of which UAH 11.6 billion is due to the destruction of apartment buildings in the city. In Irpin, 9,690 residential buildings and outbuildings with a total area of 4.1 mln m2 were destroyed and damaged. This share is 48% of the entire housing stock in town. 

In second place in terms of destruction is social infrastructure. As a result of the war, 53% of all social facilities in the city were destroyed, which led to damages in the amount UAH of 3.7 billion, of which UAH 1.3 billion were caused to educational institutions and UAH 236 million to healthcare. As a result of hostilities in Irpin, 54 educational institutions, 26 healthcare facilities, and 16 cultural and religious buildings were damaged or destroyed.

The hostilities, took place in the town, also caused the destruction of a significant number of industrial infrastructure facilities. According to the report by RebuildUA and KSE Institute, in total, 323 industrial buildings and constructions were damaged or destroyed. Damage caused to industrial infrastructure amounts to UAH 2.9 billion. 

Another UAH 262.5 million — damages caused to the destruction of government and administrative buildings and police and post offices. 

The full report is available via the link: https://eng.rebuildua.net/irpin 

According to KSE Institute team estimates, the amount of damage to Ukraine’s economy from the damage and destruction of residential and non-residential buildings and infrastructure (in monetary terms) is at least $95.5 bln or more than UAH 2.6 trillion.