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German scientists considered how much war in Donbas cost Ukraine

Researchers note that until 2014, Donbass accounted for about 25% of Ukrainian exports and more than 15% of investments in fixed assets
21:23, 2 June 2019
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As a result of Donbas war, the 2013–2016 gross regional product per capita of the Donetsk region decreased by an average of 43% in relation to GRP in peacetime, and in the Luhansk region, it decreased by 52%. These data were published by experts of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) Julia Blushch and Marika Valente.

“For the Donetsk region, the GRP per capita fell by 4,630 dollars, for the Luhansk region - by 3,326 dollars,” the researchers conclude.

They note that Donbas before the war was of particular economic importance for Ukraine. Until 2014, it accounted for about 25% of Ukrainian exports and more than 15% of investments in fixed assets.

In general, due to the war in the east of the country, Ukraine has lost an average of 15.1% of per capita GDP in the war period (2013–2017), or 9.2% of GDP in 2014, 19.6% of GDP in 2015, 19, 8% of GDP in 2016 and 21.7% of GDP in 2017.

We recall the armed conflict in Donbas with the participation of Russian-supported militants, began in April 2014. On the part of Ukraine, the anti-terrorist operation was announced, which after several years was reformatted into operation by the joint forces.
Earlier the OSCE announced the presence of the militants' new weapons near the residential buildings of the Chyhari and Pikuzy settlements in the Donetsk region. The press service of the mission stated this on Twitter.

It is reported that separatists place heavy weapons near the homes of civilians in Donbas.

"Military positions and heavy weapons continue to be placed close to civilian housing. Footage from the OSCE SMM unmanned aerial vehicles reveals the consequences," the report says.

The report also has a video from a drone that shows the consequences of military actions near the settlements of Chyhari and Pikuzy in the Donetsk region.

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