Nearly 800,000 Ukrainians have lost their homes due to Russian aggression

25 July, 12:06 PM
Mariupol destroyed by Russian troops (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Mariupol destroyed by Russian troops (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Nearly 800,000 Ukrainians have lost their homes due to Russian aggression, Deputy Prime Minister, Iryna Vereshchuk, said on Ukrainian TV on July 25.

“As for the need for temporary housing, we have almost 800,000 citizens of Ukraine who have lost their homes,” the deputy prime minister said. 

“Modular housing, like the rest of construction, is handled by the Ministry of Regional Development. They have the relevant projects and the budget for this. As you know, we have joint projects with the Polish and other governments - the first modular towns have already been established, but they are definitely not enough.”

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She noted that another problem that the government is dealing with is the coming heating season.

“The fact that housing this year will not be built in sufficient quantities should be stated,” said Vereshchuk. 

“The fact that people will be moving and the heating season will be difficult is also true. But another fact is that we are engaged with housing, insulation, reconstruction, boiler replacement. We are doing everything we can so that the displaced people have a place to live and somewhere to spend the winter.”

Earlier, Vereshchuk said that a new wave of internal migrants from eastern to western oblasts is expected on the eve of the heating season.

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