The government has chosen six towns and villages that were significantly devastated by Russian aggression to be rebuilt "from scratch."
- Borodianka and Moshchun in the Kyiv region;
- Trostianets in the Sumy region;
- Posad-Pokrovske in the Kherson region;
- Tsyrkuny in the Kharkiv region;
- Yahidne in the Chernihiv region.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced the decision at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
These towns and villages will be comprehensively rebuilt based on the build-back-better concept. This means that the renovation will not address individual buildings and constructions but imply a systemic approach, new planning, and the full transformation of these settlements.
Other populated places will also be rebuilt, Denys Shmyhal explained. Hundreds of different projects have been developed to restore hundreds of cities, towns, and villages simultaneously. In 2023, the government plans to implement renovation projects worth $14 billion (or $17 billion, according to other sources).
The government also decreed to establish an Interdepartmental Working Group tasked with distributing money from the Fund for the Liquidation of the Consequences of Armed Aggression. The Deputy Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine will be the head of the Group.
"An important element of the Group’s work will be that the information on all the projects will be made public. Each Ukrainian will be able to see it and learn what the money is spent on under the renovation program," Shmyhal noted.
Context. The Ministry of Infrastructure earlier named the priorities for the future restoration of Ukraine after the victory.
The projects for the restoration of Ukrainian cities affected by the war were presented by Ukrainian youth.