Only residents holding Russian passports can access aid for heating in Luhansk region
In the temporarily occupied settlements of Luhansk region, Russians have adopted a procedure for compensation for the purchase of coal and firewood for the heating season, but it does not apply to residents who do not have a Russian passport
Artem Lysohor, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, reported the information.
He pointed out that the compensation procedure was implemented by the Russian-installed "authorities" in late November, at a time when people should have already had access to heating, instead of having to search for necessary documents, queue up, and wait for funds.
According to the head, bureaucratic processes are expected to take up to two months. Furthermore, the document has not been submitted to the local "authorities" yet, meaning that the commissions have not started their work.
"However, if a person does not have a Russian passport, as many residents of rural areas do, then they can not count on compensation, but face a ‘Russian winter,’" emphasized Lysohor.
Additionally, he mentioned that local residents are facing eviction from the apartment building in Rubizhne, where the entranceway collapsed in November. Currently, this has happened only in the neighboring entrances that have been deemed unsafe.
The occupiers offered the residents a few places in a dormitory without heating and other communications. Most of those who did not have enough beds were advised by the invaders to seek shelter with relatives or rent housing at their own expense. Instead, all the empty houses and apartments are already occupied by the Russian military and collaborators.
The day before, Artem Lysohor reported that the commissions for forced passportization in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine would be boosted with members of Russia’s ruling party's youth movement having been tasked with issuing Russian documents to all locals ahead of elections in Russia.