The pilot project on inspecting destroyed housing in the TOT is effective and should be expanded

Опубліковано 13 May 2024 року, о 9:43

Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk stated this during a regular meeting on the realization of housing rights for certain categories of IDPs.

Until recently, the only option available for those whose housing had been destroyed as a result of hostilities was to register it in the State Real Estate Register (to pay compensation to owners) on the government-controlled territory.

A pilot project has recently been initiated to confirm the destruction of housing in the TOT using remote sensing information products, specifically aerial photography. The project started in Melitopol.

The meeting attendees were informed of the initial outcomes of the implementation.

During the project implementation period, the commission at the Melitopol City Council was able to review and record four applications for compensation for destroyed real estate in the State Register. Two of the applications have already been approved, housing certificates issued, and compensation paid to the owners.

The participants concurred that the remote sensing tool enables the determination of the destruction of specific categories of real estate and the provision of compensation to their owners.

“This project is highly effective. The project should be expanded to other temporarily occupied territories where Ukrainian nationals have destroyed housing. My remarks pertain primarily to Mariupol. Moreover, russians are now demolishing destroyed houses and constructing new ones in their place. It is therefore of the utmost importance to record the destruction caused by the enemy to our cities promptly and to ensure that these crimes are not allowed to go unnoticed,” emphasized Iryna Vereshchuk.