Volunteers launch Map of Destruction, a terrifying online map of Ukrainian infrastructure destroyed by Russia
The Ukrainian non-government organization Anti-Corruption Headquarters has launched an online map, Map of Destruction, which shows the completely or partially destroyed objects of social, transport, and housing infrastructure resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On the Map of Destruction, analysts of the NGO Anti-Corruption Headquarters plot the geographic coordinates and images of the destruction caused by the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Each object contains photos before and after the shelling.
On the website, you can see the total number of destroyed objects. Unfortunately, this number is growing, and the map is being updated. At the time of writing, 1,732 objects have been destroyed due to the invasion.
Check out the map to understand the scale of terror Russia is perpetrating in Ukraine. You can click on the object to see more details and before & after photos.
The project’s purpose is to help raise funds for the restoration of all destroyed objects. The government has set up a Fund for the Restoration of Destroyed Property and Infrastructure, after which anyone will be able to send funds to an open dedicated account. Contribution to the reconstruction of Ukraine can be made using the platform UNITED24.
The site was created by the NGO Anti-Corruption Headquarters with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. Also, the Anti-Corruption Headquarters joined the damaged.in.ua initiative, launched by the KSE Institute together with the Office of the President of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economy. During the war, several Ukrainian NGOs started working to find losses and record the destruction caused by Russia’s brazen war against democracy and freedom. Among them are the Anti-Corruption Headquarters, Transparency International Ukraine, Prozorro.Sales, the Center for Economic Strategy, the Institute of Analytics and Advocacy, etc.