Belarus’ material damage due to WW2 estimated at $500bn

MINSK, 26 July – The material damage caused to Belarus by Germany’s actions during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is estimated at $500 billion at least, BelTA learned from Prosecutor General of Belarus Andrei Shved on 26 July.

The Prosecutor General’s Office is now evaluating the possible material damage caused to Belarus by actions of Germans and their accomplices during the Great Patriotic War. According to Andrei Shved, after studying all the archive data, including records of the Nuremberg Trials, one can say that the damage has to be at least $500 billion in current prices.

“Certainly, it may be not quite natural for us to evaluate the pain, the people’s suffering in some equivalents but it has to be done in order to outline the scale of the tragedy as a whole,” the official said.