Reconstruction Amidst War

Vitalii Atanasov

Russia's invasion of Ukraine persists, bringing with it widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure. Debates on post-war reconstruction have quieted, shifting focus towards reconstruction during wartime. The urgency to rebuild quickly arises from the necessity to provide essential services to citizens and sustain economic functioning. 

Is the government doing enough for reconstruction, and what are the primary obstacles?

About Ukraine the Possible Podcast

The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a war of aggression by a fossil fuel empire, so the peoples of Ukraine have no choice but to resist. In the podcast, we discuss the war and its impact, as well as the historical context of transformations, crises and inequality. Despite the tragedy, Ukrainian society has demonstrated its ability to dialogue and cooperate, and its potential for a more just, inclusive and diverse future. And this future requires international solidarity.

References for Episode 6: Reconstruction Amidst War

1. Загальна сума збитків, завдана інфраструктурі України, зросла до майже $155 млрд — оцінка KSE Institute станом на січень 2024 року.

2. Біженці з України: хто вони, скільки їх та як їх повернути? Фінальний звіт.

3. Rostyslav Shurma on social infrastructure, housing restoration: we should build not in destroyed areas, but where people moved.

4. How to confiscate Russian assets? 

5. Банк, ТРЦ, обленерго. Україна націоналізувала активи росіян на мільярди гривень.

6. Ukraine needs nearly $9 billion to rebuild its cultural sites and tourism industry, UN agency says.

7. UKRAINE Third Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA3) (February 2022 – December 2023)

8. White House letter sets out reforms that Ukraine needs to implement to receive aid

9. Простить все. Как Украина готовится к новой реструктуризации долга и какими могут быть условия.

Authored by Vitalii Atanasov. He is a journalist and researcher, editor of Digital Capitalism and Internet Utopias, author of “Anthropogen” podcast. Lives in Kyiv, Ukraine

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