Apartment building in Kyiv damaged by missile strike being repaired

17 June, 04:18 PM
A house in Kyiv’s Svyatoshinsky district after the shelling on March 15 (Photo:kyivcity.gov.ua)

A house in Kyiv’s Svyatoshinsky district after the shelling on March 15 (Photo:kyivcity.gov.ua)

A high-rise building in Kyiv’s Svyatoshinsky district, in which 64 apartments were burned out following a Russian missile strike, is now under repair, Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said on June 16

The 16-storey building is located on Chernobylska street, 9A. Of its 126 apartments, 64 were burnt out completely, and 62 were partially damaged, the mayor said.

“A technical inspection of the building's condition concluded that the supporting structures weren’t damaged, therefore the building can be repaired,” Klitschko said.

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“We’re already working on dismantling individual elements of the structure, removing construction waste and the damaged property of residents. We’re also developing design documentation for this renovation project.”

The electricity and gas supplies will be restored, and the building will be insulated and repaired according to modern standards, added the mayor.

Russian missiles hit two high-rise buildings in the Svyatoshinsky district on the morning of March 15. A fire broke out in a 16-story building, which spread to every floor. The rescue services managed to save more than 40 people, but unfortunately four died.

In total, work has begun on renovating the 11 residential buildings in the capital that suffered the most damage as a result of Russian shelling. Most of the damage was suffered by buildings in the Svyatoshinsky, Obolonsky and Shevchenkovsky districts of the capital.

A total of 636 houses in the capital were damaged as a result of Russian shelling. The first 360 buildings that will be renovated in Kyiv include: 52 educational institutions, 15 healthcare facilities, five social protection institutions, 89 housing and communal services buildings, 12 cultural institutions, 196 residential buildings, and one office building.

The capital has allocated about UAH 600 million from the reserve fund of the city budget for building repairs. Another UAH 200 million is to be provided by the state.

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