A bridge over the Zhereva River in the Kyiv region has been rebuilt after Russian troops destroyed it.

Ukraine’s State Agency for the Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

It is one of six bridges to be rebuilt with funding from UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK's export credit agency.

"This is the first project in Ukraine to receive this type of funding for construction work. In the future, we plan to extend this financial instrument to other facilities and areas of reconstruction," the statement said.

The reconstructed bridge is located on a road of territorial importance, connecting the villages of Zherevpillia and Rozvazhiv.


Villages in the Ivankiv community were under Russian occupation at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. After withdrawing from the Kyiv region in March 2022, the Russian occupiers destroyed the bridge by driving a Ural truck loaded with ammunition onto it and blowing it up.

"The bridge was destroyed. In addition, explosive devices were repeatedly found during the reconstruction work," the agency said.

The rebuilt bridge greatly eases transportation for local residents and ensures the stable operation of the Kyiv region's transport network.