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Authorities prepare compensation for those who lost property due to fires in the Zhytomyr region - report to the President

20 April 2020 - 17:31

Due to fires in the Zhytomyr region, local authorities are preliminary calculating the damage caused to local residents, and the Cabinet of Ministers will consider the issue of compensation for these losses already this week. This was reported to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with government officials and law enforcers.

“This assistance will have to be provided from the reserve fund. If people have lost their homes, if they need building materials, we should see what they need and help. The state has to support its citizens in such a difficult period,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

The President was reported that, according to preliminary data, about 50 people were displaced as a result of the emergency. The estimated loss amount is UAH 25 million. Many burnt houses were empty.

There are no casualties among the population, as reported to the Head of State.

Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov noted that the cause of the spread of fires was the violation of fire regulations. Amendments to the legislation on fire regulations will help prevent such situations in the future.