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Residents of Kherson region affected by flooding may receive several types of financial aid

Residents of Kherson region affected by the flooding due to the explosion at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant can receive financial aid from the state, regional and local budgets, as well as from international organizations, said the head of the regional military administration Alexander Prokudin on Wednesday evening.
“The size of payments from the state – 5 thousand UAH for each family member, from the regional budget – 5 thousand UAH per household. From local budgets – from 1 thousand to 15 thousand UAH per household. In Kherson itself also pay 5 thousand UAH”, – he informed in his Telegram channel.
According to Prokudin, the residents of the region also have the opportunity to apply to international organizations, which pay 6,600 UAH for each family member.
To formalize the relevant payments residents of Kherson and the region need to apply to the social protection agencies of their communities, he said.
“During a visit to the department, a person writes an application for all types of assistance at once, and specialists form the appropriate cases. More than half a thousand people have already applied and already next week they should receive money,” specified Prokudin.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated more than 980 million UAH for compensation for damaged and destroyed homes due to the Russian occupants blowing up the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power plant in the Kherson region, as well as 560 million UAH to pay one-time state aid to flood victims, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said.
“The compensation mechanism will be similar to the program “eRecovery”. But, given the situation in the region, the application will be made through local authorities. A person will choose one of two options. Either buy another home, or take the money to repair or rebuild their own house on their own,” Shmygal said at a government retreat in the Kherson region on Friday.


Water level in Kherson region began to decrease

The head of Kherson city military administration Roman Mrochko reported a decrease in the water level in Kherson region.
“I inform you: in Stepanovka village (Kherson city community of Kherson district – IF-U) the water level has dropped by 35 cm,” Mrochko wrote in his Telegram channel on Friday.


Evacuation of animals from Kherson region: where to go and how to help

Animal protection organizations of Ukraine urge not to leave animals behind during evacuation because of the explosion of the Kakhovskaya HPP and advise where to go and how to help.

The destruction of the Kakhovka dam caused flooding of up to 80 settlements in the South of Ukraine. People are urgently evacuated. Animal protection organizations sound the alarm because, during the evacuation, people can forget or leave their pets behind. In addition, many homeless animals and foster shelters remain in the risk zone.

The Save Pets of Ukraine social initiative from Kormotech has already provided 1,500 kg of cat and dog food, treats, 37 cages, seven carriers, collars, leashes, and 125 evacuation backpacks for these animals. Public organizations and volunteers are already going to the Kherson region to save four-legged animals.

Where to turn for help

The Save Pets of Ukraine initiative has collected the contacts of organizations that accept applications from residents of the Kherson Region regarding the evacuation of animals:

Charitable Fund “Ukraine. United in diversity”

NGO “Phoenix”

NGO “Petro and Mazepa” +380932230214

BO “12 guards” +380638631512

The All-Ukrainian Center for Assistance to Homeless Animals Patron Pets Center in Kyiv is ready to accept animals evacuated from the Kherson region.

How to help

Those wishing to support animals affected by flooding in the Kherson region can join the initiatives of animal protection organizations:

  1. Donate to the U-Hearts Foundation, which helps the Save Pets of Ukraine initiative collect international aid for the animals of Ukraine
  2. Donate to support the collection of UAH 500,000 to help animals in the Kherson region from the Happy Paw Foundation
  3. Take part in the flash mob #прихищуізтваринами by CF UAnimals. The initiators offer everyone willing to shelter the displaced people with animals. To do this, you need to post on social networks indicating the number of people/animals to which the user is willing to provide shelter, as well as the place of residence. The post should be supplemented with the hashtag #прихищуізтваринами

The Save Pets of Ukraine initiative accepts applications from organizations traveling to the Kherson region for evacuation to provide them with everything they need and also collects inquiries about providing shelter to animals evacuated from the Kherson region in shelters of Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, and Odesa regions. The organization publishes current news on its social networks and calls on everyone who cares to help save animals from flooded areas: 


City One Development and UNITA handed over 80 tons of humanitarian aid to Kherson region

City One Development together with Valeriy Kodetsky’s charitable fund UNITA delivered and handed over 80 tons of humanitarian aid to the front-line de-occupied communities of Kherson Oblast.
According to the Foundation’s press service, residents of the liberated territories of Kherson received 4,500 food packages, as well as personal hygiene products for adults and children.
Eight ambulances were sent for the needs of Kherson region, one of which was sent to Bilozersk district hospital. Generators and 1,000 sets of medicines for primary care were also handed over to medics.
Humanitarian aid was delivered to de-occupied settlements: Aleksandrovka, Belozerka, Dniprovske, Chornobaivka, Stanislav, Shirokaya Balka, Mirolyubovka and others.
As was reported, UNITA Charitable Foundation in cooperation with the City One Development Company delivered more than 300 tons of humanitarian aid to Kyiv, Bucha, Irpen, Berezan, Bilogorodka, Boyarka, Akhtyrka, Poltava and Bakhmut communities from March to June. More than 30 thousand families have received targeted help.
The charitable Civil Solidarity Fund “UNITA” was founded in 2015 by Valeriy Kodetsky, a Ukrainian entrepreneur, owner, and president of City One Development Group. During the four months of Russia’s full-scale military aggression against Ukraine, the fund and City One Development allocated more than 40 million hryvnias for charitable purposes.
Founded in 2010, the investment and development company City One Development provides a range of services in the creation and development of real estate. The company’s projects include Novopecherskie Lipki, Fountain Boulevard and Svyatobor. The real estate portfolio amounts to over 900 thousand sqm, with 600 thousand sqm under construction.

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Olha Stefanyshyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, has opened the first regional office of European Integration in Ukraine in Kherson.
“Today, the ‘decentralization’ of European integration begins from Kherson, which should spread to all regions of Ukraine. The network of regional offices will help create effective platforms for dialogue and cooperation of foreign partners, civil society and local authorities, so that the benefits of European integration are tangible and noticeable in every area, every city and town,” the press service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine quoted Stefanyshyna as saying.
The key activities of the regional office of European integration are the following: cultural and educational projects, in particular the dissemination of knowledge about the European course of Ukraine among schoolchildren and students; increasing business contacts between entrepreneurs of Kherson region and EU member states; implementation of the Association Agreement; achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular gender equality.
“The European Integration Office in Kherson is the first of the European integration units, which is close to the Crimean peninsula. It is very important that everyone who comes to Kherson region across the administrative border with Crimea can take advantage of European integration, receive advice and practical information about the course of Ukraine in the EU and its advantages and opportunities,” noted Stefanyshyna.
The Deputy Prime Minister also stressed the importance of forming a wide network of regional offices of European integration in Ukraine.
“Kherson region is the first among the regions where offices for European integration will operate, but we already observe interest from other regions of Ukraine. Khmelnytsky, Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions are in touch with us today to learn from the successful experience of opening regional offices and extend this example to their regions,” she said.

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The Ukrainian group of companies RDS, as part of repair work on the section of M-14 highway in Kherson region, acquired Kredmash DS-16837 asphalt concrete plant for UAH 25 million and invested about UAH 50 million in a production base located in Nova Kakhovka of Kherson region, co-founder of the company Yuriy Shumakher has told Interfax-Ukraine.
“The total amount of our investments in the purchase of the asphalt concrete plant and in the production base was about UAH 75 million. We are expanding our presence in Kherson region, for this we are investing in a base in Kherson region,” he said.
The expert clarified that the new asphalt concrete plant will start work in a week, which will allow the work to be carried out systematically and meet the stated terms of local construction projects.
The productivity of Kredmash DS-16837 plant is up to 160 tonnes of asphalt concrete per hour. It consists of a high-power asphalt mixing facility, a feeding unit, bunkers for a mineral powder unit, four bitumen tanks of 30 cubic meters each and a ready-mix unit (100 tonnes).
RDS Group is one of the top three road building companies in Ukraine, including Kyivshliakhbud and Rostdorstroy. Its core business is construction, reconstruction and maintenance of highways and bridges, construction of airfield complexes.

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