The Ukrainian Government announced about allocation of UAH 300 million
for the restoration of the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, being
under control by the Ukrainian authorities, as well as for the assistance for those
who moved from the rebel-controlled territories. This was informed by the PM of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, November 12.
The Head of Government stressed that a large number of residents from the
rebel-held areas were moving to the controlled by Ukraine’s government territory,
"We need funds to rebuild the infrastructure, to renew schools and
hospitals and to help the people who were forced to leave the areas ruled by
Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed Vice
Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Utilities
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to approve the relevant lists and together with the
Ministry of Economy to start funding those areas of Donbas, which are fully
controlled by Ukrainian authorities.
The Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Liudmyla
Denisova reported that currently the register contains
159 881 displaced persons, that is 91 thousand families.
85 thousand families out of the number
have applied for the state aid. "The reimbursement has already been assigned
for 66 thousand families, UAH 50 million have already been funded and transferred
to the cards of those listed. The process is on, and we manage to provide
everything the displaced persons need in order to ensure payment of such
assistance," said the Minister.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to
international organizations, in particular the OSCE and the Red Cross mission
with a request to help with deliveries of Ukrainian humanitarian aid to the
territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, "We have repeatedly tried to
send humanitarian aid to the territory, controlled by Russian-led terrorists,
but they just do not let the humanitarian aid through".
"If we send money there, it
will be taken by Russia-backed terrorists at gun point", he stressed.
"The Government has allocated funds, we possess
each necessary resource to provide people with water, food and to cover just
the minimum needs. We are asking the international organizations to help to ensure
access for humanitarian assistance to the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions,
to the people who have become hostages to Russian terrorists, to provide an
opportunity for these people to survive," explained the Head of