Ukrainian Ministry of Justice: Ukraine lost $100 billion due to the annexation of the Crimea
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has assessed the damage done to Ukraine as a result of the annexation of the Crimea to be at USD 100 billion, as stated by the Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, in an interview with Liga.net.
“We have made a preliminary assessment of damages to Ukraine based only on the annexation of the Crimea to be approximately USD 100 billion. This amount will be detailed further during the decision-making stage,” the Minister said. However, according to him, it is not yet possible to assess the damage caused by hostilities in the Donbas because Ukraine has no access to that territory.
On the 14th of May 2014, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine assessed the damage to Ukraine as a result of the annexation of the Crimea to be at more than UAH 1 trillion.