Representatives of the liberated territories elected the head of the provisional civil administration of the Kharkiv region. Vitaly Ganchev was chosen by unanimous decision for this position, which became known on Saturday, June 4.
“It was decided to gather all the activists from the controlled territory in order to launch all the processes that are necessary to ensure the lives of citizens, to restore the destroyed infrastructure,” said Vitaly Ganchev.
He noted that this implies the creation of public authorities that will take responsibility for this work.
The meeting was attended by representatives of all controlled areas of the Kharkiv region: Kupyansky, Volchansky, parts of Kharkov and Izyumsky districts, as well as a representative of the Cossack Lopan.
Temporarily, the civil administration will be based in Kupyansk, since the Kupyansk region is the only large region that relatively survived the hostilities.
First of all, Ganchev intends to distribute lump-sum payments allocated by Russia to vulnerable groups of the population and state employees. After the administration will take inventory and restore the work of factories.
“Organizational issues will be resolved, aimed at making the territory work, launching economic processes, so that the budget is replenished. First of all, we need to take an inventory of enterprises, understand what processes need to be launched to make these enterprises work, and improve life,” Ganchev said.
He also stressed that the reception of citizens will be held. At the same time, he noticed that even now people are personally turning to him for help.
After the Russian Armed Forces established control over several regions of Ukraine, Moscow initiated lump-sum payments to residents of the territories. Thus, on April 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a one-time payment of 10,000 rubles for Victory Day to veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in the Donbass and the liberated territories of Ukraine.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect Donbass. The operation began against the background of the situation in the Donbass that worsened in mid-February.
The authorities of the DPR and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) reported increased shelling by Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of civilians in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees.
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