16 MORE CITIZENS TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR DESTROYED HOUSING IN DONETSK OBLAST
Commission for consideration of issues related to the provision of monetary compensation to affected persons, whose houses (apartments) were destroyed as a result of an emergency military situation caused by armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Donetsk oblast, adopted a decision to provide monetary compensation to 16 affected persons, who own facilities which were destroyed, as well as to include them in the generalized list.
Eight of the destroyed facilities are located in Sloviansk city, two are located in Slavne and Novhorodske villages, and one each in Shyrokyne, Zaitseve, Pivnichne and Mykolaivka villages.
Therefore, 16 citizens will receive compensation in the total amount of UAH 4.4 million, which constitutes UAH 275 000 per destroyed facility.
It is important, that not housing replacement is meant but rather compensation for loss of housing. This in no way excludes further steps on provision of evidence of destruction and compensation by the Russian Federation of the actual financial loss due to destruction of housing – the Ministry for Reintegration of TOT has already developed the draft bill “On the State Policy of the Transition Period”, which has now been submitted for review to the central executive bodies, scientists, specialists - up to 160 respondents in total.
Upon receipt of the generalized list of victims, Ministry for Reintegration of TOT will distribute the budget funds to the regional social security department of Donetsk oblast, which will further, within five days following receipt of such funds at its bank account, make payments to the affected persons.
Let us recall that in 2020 local governments and civil-military administrations of settlements received 497 applications to conduct inspections of destroyed housing, 328 inspections of houses and apartments have been conducted, according to the results of which 199 housing facilities were recognized as destroyed and 129 were recognized as damaged.
Furthermore, since the launch of the Commissions for consideration of issues related to the provision of monetary compensation to affected persons, whose houses (apartments) were destroyed as a result of an emergency military situation caused by armed aggression of the Russian Federation set up at Donetsk and Luhansk Regional State Administrations (November 18, 2020), the decisions have been adopted to allocate monetary compensation to 74 affected persons who own 67 housing facilities in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The total amount of payments is UAH 19,929,401.
This year, the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine will increase funding for the program of compensation to citizens of Ukraine for housing that was destroyed as a result of an emergency military situation caused by armed aggression of the Russian Federation. Therefore, more than 300 families are expected to receive compensation next year.