The Donetsk People’s Republic restores more buildings than expected

The Donetsk People’s Republic restores more buildings than expected
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The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic intend to restore 3,700 residential buildings in the region, instead of the 2,000 which had been planned before.

The increase of the number of building reconstructions has been made possible by savings stipulated by the program of housing rehabilitation, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, told reporters on Tuesday.

At present, the construction of 18 private houses has happened in Donetsk. These buildings are meant to substitute for houses that were destroyed during shelling carried out by Ukrainian military forces.

For the construction work, local product will be involved, which will allow for a reduction in expenditure and a broadening of the program of housing construction.

The Donetsk People's Republic is a self-proclaimed state in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. On 11 February 2015, the republican authorities signed the Minsk II agreement, according to which the rebel-held territory was to be reintegrated into Ukraine, whereas the national constitution would grant it self-governing status within the country.