Kharkiv Oblast ranks second among Ukrainian regions regarding the number of housing stock losses.

In Kharkiv Oblast, nearly 10,000 residential buildings were damaged or destroyed due to Russian aggression. The region ranks second in terms of direct losses from the destruction of the housing stock. According to the Institute of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE Institute), the losses amount reaches $14,298 million.

“As of the end of May 2023, the amount of direct damage caused to the housing stock of Ukraine due to a full-scale war is more than $54 billion. It is more than a third of the total direct damage to the infrastructure and assets of Ukraine,” the message reads.

The total number of damaged housing objects as of June 2023 is over 163,000. The total area of damaged or destroyed objects is 87 million m2, which is 8,6% of the total area of the housing stock of Ukraine.

The situation with the housing stock in Kharkiv Oblast

In Kharkiv Oblast, more than 4,000 multi-story residential buildings and almost 6,800 private residential buildings were damaged due to armed Russian aggression.

According to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov, at least 500 buildings in which people lived are now beyond restoration. In 2022, the city rebuilt 136 houses, among which 66 were severely damaged.

The total amount of direct losses of the housing stock of Ukraine:

  • $46.6 billion — from the destruction and damage caused to multi-apartment buildings;
  • over $7 billion — destroyed and damaged private houses;
  • $0.5 billion — damaged and destroyed dormitories.

Among the cities, the most significant number of ruined or damaged residential buildings are recorded in Mariupol, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Bakhmut, Mariinka, Lysychansk, Popasna, Izium, and Volnovaha.

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