We digitize, analyze and visualize Ukraine's infrastructure devastated by russian forces
On February 24, 2022, russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, causing numerous destructions, losses, destroying life at every turn. Almost all regions of the country continue to suffer damage and destruction of the infrastructure of varying severity. These losses need to be recorded and digitized to attract funding and start the reconstruction process.
The RebuildUA project aims to analyze and visualize the destroyed infrastructure of Ukraine, disseminate this information and share the results with communities, public authorities and specialized foundations, as well as collect the evidence base of the crimes of the aggressor countries.
Days of war
At the beginning of the russian invasion, russian planes fired rockets at residential buildings at low altitudes in Borodyanka. As a result, the central street of the village turned into ruins — destroyed apartment buildings, fallen trees, and burnt cars.
Makariv in Kyiv region suffered from constant rocket and artillery shelling from the beginning of the war until April. War criminals chaotically shoot at houses, destroying a local hospital, fire station, police station, schools, kindergartens, and almost the entire infrastructure of the community.
"Little Mariupol", the most destroyed village of Kyiv region, the village that was under occupation for the longest time — all this tells a story of Andriivka near Bucha. The village is located on the road leading to Kyiv from the belarussian border. Most of the buildings here have been bombed, and the settlement was practically wiped off the face of the earth.
Trostyanets is a town near Sumy that suffered occupation by russian invaders from February 24 to March 26. Most of the buildings in Trostyanets were destroyed by shelling or burned, and the central part of the city — near the hospital and the forestry — was seriously damaged. The areas located near key transport infrastructure facilities were ruined.
The village of Yasnohorodka in the Kyiv region is known for its eco-park and one of the largest ostrich farms (before the war). The first shelling of Yasnohorodka began on February 27, and the intensity of it only increased day after day. Heavy shelling by "Hrads" led to the destruction of private houses, churches, and industrial buildings. Animals either became live targets for the invaders or suffered from hunger hiding in the forests.
Okhtyrka is situated in 30 kilometers from russian border, so on February 24 it was among the first Ukrainian settlements to face the invaders. Both military forces and courageous residents could not stop the russian aggression: the town was shelled by "Hrades" and aviabombs.