The amount of direct damage caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP is at least USD 2 billion. This includes losses in the housing and utilities sector, energy, agriculture, transport, environment, and industry. These data are presented in the first analysis carried out by the KSE Institute, an analytical unit of the Kyiv School of Economics, in cooperation with the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.
"We continue to record the damage and process the losses caused by russia's blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant dam. The housing stock in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions has suffered serious losses. Direct losses from the flooding of private homes and related infrastructure are estimated at USD 950 million. More than a quarter of the total damage - USD 586 million - was caused by the destruction of some hydroelectric power plants, which would have to be built from scratch. Separately, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has preliminarily estimated the environmental damage at USD 1.5 billion. The priority issue is to provide the affected regions with potable water. Thus, the Budget Committee has approved the allocation of USD 41 million (UAH 1.5 billion) for the construction of main water pipelines," said Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine.
According to the KSE Institute's analysis, the losses due to the Kakhovka HPP tragedy include:
More details are available in the report at the link.