Ukraine’s war efforts are costing the country on the brink of default a staggering $7-$10 million per day ($2.55-$3.65 billion per year). Industrial production has slowed by a record 21.4%, while foreign debt is approaching 60% of GNP (Gross National Product).
The government has had to make significant budget cuts to cope with a magnifying foreign debt and to satisfy the growing need of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Still despite the crisis tax revenues have increased 9% in the 3rd quarter of 2014 . Sales tax account for 30% of the total budget.
According to the Ministry of Regional Development, 14 trade sites and 132 industrial facilities have been destroyed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. As of the 5 of September, 5,926 miles of public roads and 24 bridges and overpasses have been severely damaged and or destroyed. The United Nations estimated costs for destroyed infrastructure is around $440 million since the beginning of the conflict.