Hennadiy Moskal visited Krymske village which is one of the hottest places of Lugansk Region. Krymske was under heavy fire from December 7 to December 8 (one day before cease-fire). Krymske was shelled by a group of Russian terrorist who call themselves “The Great Army of Don” using mortars and GRAD (multiple rocket launcher system). 55 houses were damaged or destroyed. It’s a miracle that no civilians got killed or wounded, most of the people left the village running away from the war. In total since the beginning of military activity 105 houses were damaged, some of them is not possible to restore. Infrastructure also got damaged, it’s still not possible to fix gas pipes that were destroyed on the neutral territory, terrorist don’t allow repair team to go there. But government managed to restore electric power and water supply to the village.
Moskal brought humanitarian aid to the village, a truck with food, baby clothes and so on and he personally helped to unload it. After that the Governor talked to local people, he met with a family of Ukrainian patriot who was killed by the terrorists and visited positions of Ukrainian Army.
The government can’t yet compensate the damage to people as the Cabinet of Ministers hasn’t signed the decree. But we try to help in another way. We use sponsors help from other regions of Ukraine, government organizations or international funds. This time there was representative of one of German funds, so she could personally estimate the level of damage. Four families from Krymske immediately got substantial financial support, personal data of other people got recorded and they will get help later.
– Hennadiy Moskal, the Governor of Lugansk Region
Krymske is located few kilometers away from Ukrainian Army checkpoint #31 on Bahmutka road, it’s under fire almost every day. And the day when the Governor was there, the suburbs of the village was shelled from GRAD.
There is no real cease-fire in Lugansk Region. The number of cases of aggression start to increase again. On December 18 the territory of Lugansk Region controlled by Ukrainian government was shelled 2 times only, but next day December 19 this number increased up to 9 times and on December 20 there were 13 cases. And on Sunday December 21 when I was in Krymske village it was shelled again.
– Hennadiy Moskal
On the way back to Severodonetsk the head of Lugansk Region stopped at the local church near the road to pray for peace in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.
Reported by Hennadiy Moskal