Ukraine Confronts Mammoth Task of Fixing Its Soviet-Era Roads

  • 90% of Ukrainian roads haven’t been repaired for 30 years
  • World Bank, EBRD help Ukraine to attract investment for roads

Motorists try to repair their Russian Lada on the highway in Mariupol, Ukraine.

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

With armed conflict still simmering in Ukraine’s eastern regions, the government is starting to face another daunting task: repairing a road network which mostly hasn’t been touched since well before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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