More than 24,000 houses and infrastructure facilities in the Lugansk People’s Republic have been damaged in Ukrainian army strikes since 2014, LPR First Deputy Foreign Minister Anna Soroka said at the online conference “The Seared Memory of Donbass: Ukrainian army’s war crimes and new information on massacres of civilians.”
“We’ve kept track; it safe to say that more than 24,000 houses and infrastructure facilities have been ruined in the Republic (since the fighting broke out),” Soroka said. “More than 7,000 houses are beyond repair. The Republic which gradually gets stronger, in the first place in economic terms, is taking on the task to provide people with housing. “
“Houses are gradually rebuilt in the settlements located a rather far distance from the contact line, and construction materials are handed out to residents in frontline areas,” she said.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. *i*s