THE MINISTRY FOR REINTEGRATION WILL REINFORCE THE WORK OF TERRITORIAL UNITS IN THE REGIONS
Last week, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Inna Holovanchuk paid a working visit to Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, and worked in the regions from 4 to 8 July.
During the meetings with the leadership of regional civil-military administrations and specialists of relevant departments, special attention was paid to the organization of anti-epidemic activities in settlements, health care reform, current situation and issues of life in the front-line areas, the need to restore destroyed and damaged housing, assistance to internally displaced persons, reinforcement of the work of territorial units of the Ministry for Reintegration.
“Anti-epidemic activities have limited the ability of the Ministry for Reintegration to work in the regions, but due to the adaptive quarantine we will now intensify our activities on the site. It is essential to feel the needs of people and act effectively. We have strong interaction and partnership relations with regional civil-military administrations, we will reinforce the work of territorial units of the Ministry to quickly solve urgent tasks. Representatives of the Kyiv team of the Ministry for Reintegration will regularly work in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson oblasts. Actually, as soon as we returned to Kyiv, and the very next day my colleague, Deputy Minister Davyd Makarian, arrived to Donbas to discuss with the civil-military administration and local communities the issues of updating the activities of the State Target Programme on Recovery and Peacebuilding in eastern regions of Ukraine and continuation of this program for the next period. Also, the attention was on the issues of the monocities and the coal industry,” said Inna Holovanchuk.
During the working visit, Inna Holovanchuk paid a visit to the EECP "Stanytsa Luhanska" (Luhansk oblast) and EECP "Novotroitske" (Donetsk oblast) and held meetings with representatives of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and civil-military cooperation units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, the Deputy Minister made sure that the necessary conditions were established at the EECP to allow citizens to cross the contact line in case of special humanitarian needs during the quarantine.
The Deputy Minister also inspected conditions of military service on the front line and visited settlements close to the contact line.
“To this day, the aggressor country and armed groups under its control systematically violate security agreements, continue to fire. Therefore, the frontline settlements are constantly being destroyed, our servicemen and civilians are getting wounded and killed. I can see that local authorities are making every effort to establish conditions for people to live in houses that have been damaged by enemy fire. Thus, through the joint efforts of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and Donetsk civil-military administration, the roofs of more than 200 houses in the front-line areas were restored in a short period of time. Work continues. But even the roofs that have been restored in some places already have new damages due to constant shelling. This complicates the humanitarian situation and violates all international agreements,” emphasized Inna Holovanchuk.
On July 7, the Deputy Minister also met with the entrepreneurs from Kramatorsk. Representatives of the city noted that the outflow of young people due to lack of jobs, the lack of conformity of educational programs of secondary vocational and technical education institutions with the requirements of production, and the difficulty with the development of small businesses is now an acute issue. The necessity to improve the provision of medical services and access to quality medical care was mentioned separately.
Inna Holovanchuk emphasized that exactly these issues are in the focus of her activities, invited the participants of the meeting to join the development of proposals in these areas and directly participate in the implementation of initiatives with the assistance of the Ministry.
As a result of the visit, a number of proposals have been prepared, which will be taken into account in the work of the Ministry and reflected in draft amendments to regulations.