How administrative services centers are changing life of Chmyriv community

In May 2018, a modern centre for the provision of administrative services opened in Chmyrivka ATC in Luhansk region. Now one can quickly and comfortably receive 70 kinds of services: register place of residence, register a marriage, get a passport, etc. Funds for repairs and equipment have been allocated by the EU within the framework of the UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme. At present, the local administration is planning to clean up the lakes around and bring swans back there. Read more about these and other positive changes in Chmyrivka here. Read more

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EU is demining farmland in Donetsk region

A tiny, for several dozen houses, village of Horihuvatka, Sloviansk Raion, was lost among the expanses of the Donetsk ridge dissected along and across with ravines and beams. An inconspicuous settlement actually plays an important role in the infrastructure of the Donbas region. The vital waterway, a strategic object, namely the channel “Siverskyi Donets – Donbas”, supplying water to half of the region, almost goes through the village. Read more

EU financing mine clearance in Donbas

I found a tripwire grenade at Ozerne in the Lyman Raion, near the popular beach called Varadero. Of course, working as a deminer, I have already found other unexploded ordnance as well, but that particular one has struck me. It was on the beach where I loved to spend time with my family. Next are the places where I was often fishing. And suddenly, I saw everything in a totally different light. Instead of bringing fond and pleasant memories, that place began to emanate mortal danger. That was when I came to realize that becoming a deminer paid itself off… Read more

We will return this land to life: EU-supported demining of territories makes people’s lives safer

An agglomeration of towns Severodonetsk-Rubizhne-Lysychansk is located in the picturesque floodplain of Siversky Donets in Luhansk region. They are surrounded by genuinely picturesque places. Chalk deposits emerging from the surface, hills, small woods, lakes, ponds and valleys with vast and fertile farmlands. Villages and small towns are scattered among them. Their names are as beautiful names as the landscape itself – Zolote (Golden), Bila Hora (White Mountain), Myrna Dolyna (Peaceful Valley). Even mine heaps which have been here for ages cannot spoil the picture. Read more

Everyone deserves a chance to rebuild life

The seizure of Dokuchaievsk by militants has deprived them of their homes, work and property. At their new location, displaced persons got an empty half-destroyed house and a land plot. The hope and desire to rebuild a peaceful life turned them into farmers. Grant programs of the European Union have helped them to master breeding and become successful producers of poultry and eggs in three years. New projects and expansion of the farm are planned. Read more

EU helps repair dormitory in Kramatorsk to accommodate IDPs

95 IDPs living in Kramatorsk received new housing. An old municipal dormitory was reconstructed, and now it has 32 separate apartments. Financing for this project was provided by the European Union back in 2015. The reconstruction work was delayed, and in Sloviansk, it stopped altogether. The authorities admit that one dormitory would surely not solve the problem of housing for IDPs, and count on further help from abroad. Read more