COMMISSIONS ON INSPECTION OF HOUSING DESTROYED AS A RESULT OF ARMED AGGRESSION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN DONBAS WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN OCTOBER
The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories (MRToT) together with local governments of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts are working on the prompt launch of commissions on inspection of housing destroyed as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation.
"These commissions under the Regional State Administrations (RSA) should be established in a few days. The local commissions, which will conduct the inspection, will be set up within a week or two and should be fully operational in October," emphasized Inna Holovanchuk, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of TOT of Ukraine.
Inna Holovanchuk paid a working visit to the East of Ukraine, where she held a series of meetings with the leadership of Donetsk and Luhansk RSA (civil-military administrations), members of commissions on consideration of issues related to the provision of monetary compensation to affected persons, to promptly resolve issues associated with the launch of the commissions.
In particular, the Deputy Minister met with the chairman of the Avdiivka RSA of Donetsk oblast and discussed the need to establish a commission on inspection of housing destroyed as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation, because the so-called "promka" (industrial area) in Avdiivka was one of the hot spots in the ATO/JFO area in 2016-2017, and a significant number of residential buildings were damaged or completely destroyed.
Representatives of the non-governmental sector, in particular the CF "Right to Protection", the Norwegian Refugee Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ukraine, the NGO "Proliska", the Danish Refugee Council and others will be attracted to the work of the commission in various formats.
Holovanchuk stressed that it is a question of restoration of the violated property rights to housing, not the compensation for the cost of destroyed housing.
"The issue of full compensation for property damage will be resolved by bringing the aggressor state to justice through a consolidated claim in international institutions," explained the Deputy Minister.
Let us recall, that earlier the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Procedure for the use of funds provided in the state budget for the implementation of monetary compensation to affected persons, whose houses (apartments) were destroyed as a result of the emergency situation of military nature caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.
In accordance with this Procedure, the commissions will inspect the destroyed housing, receive documents from the affected persons, compile lists of affected persons and issue certificates of recognition of the person as affected by an emergency situation of military nature caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. These commissions will also determine the amount of monetary compensation to be paid to the affected persons.