“We have made everything possible to find over billion that will now be allocated to local budgets of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for prompt restoration of Donbas,” President Poroshenko noted in the course of the teleconference with Kramatorsk where the leadership of Donetsk and Luhansk regions convened, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the presidential press service.
The President stressed that the Russian aggression had severely affected Ukraine: many Ukrainian warriors and civilians killed; buildings, schools, hospitals, kindergartens and infrastructure facilities destroyed.
“Every citizen who has come through such a disaster as occupation with daily shelling, loss of close people and temporary inability to come back home should see that the state cares about him,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
The Head of State also recalled the plans on the establishment of the Fund of International Partners of Ukraine, which will allow the attraction of additional financial resources for the restoration of Donbas.
In their turn, Head of Donetsk Military-Civilian Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi and Head of Luhansk Military-Civilian Administration Yuriy Harbuz expressed gratitude for the support. “These funds, first of all, should be allocated for education, healthcare and restoration of vitally important infrastructure of Donetsk region. We will demonstrate a complex approach to the solution of topical problems of the region,” Pavlo Zhebrivskyi noted urging the local community to control the terms and efficiency of the use of funds.
Yuriy Harbuz emphasized that the allocation of more than UAH 3 billion for the restoration of Donbas was a very important decision for the region. According to him, over 7 thousand objects have been damaged by hostilities for the sum of UAH 8.2 billion.