Residents from Peski to protest in order to return home
16:33 / 24 Feb. 2017 / 553
The residents of Peski became displaced due to the war in Eastern Ukraine. Many live in the neighboring village Pervomayske. Many of them are dissatisfied with the current situation and want to go home. Now the militaries let them rarely and only for a while. In this regard, the residents have appealed to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. They warned that if they do not have access to their broken homes they would begin to protest. They want to go home and they want to set up the military and civil administration in their community.
– Two times a week. We can get to our homes to a certain period. There are places not allowed to us as they are under fire or mined, – Halina, the Peski resident said.
When asked, what the woman has time to do at home in the allotted time, she responds with irony: “Only a good cry.”
According to Sergei Klimenko, the Head of the press center ATO Staff there are 50 persons who want to return home forever and live there. The only possible way of people return is complete silence round the community.
However, the inhabitants assure that they return to their homes in spring anyway and cases of undermining the people due to banners in the field will be on the conscience of the militaries.
Some inhabitants complain that their homes robbed while they are out of them. For three years the police have declared only 13 cases of thefts. Many people do not know anything of their property survived. Besides, it is impossible to execute the acts of destroyed homes.
Chairman of the Donetsk regional military-civilian administration Zhebrivskyi acknowledges that the residents are limited to the rights and freedoms of people, but he calls it the “military necessity”.
Advocate Charitable Foundation “Right to Protect” German Petrov believes that it is still necessary to find a compromise between the residents of Peski, the government and the military. People are not allowed to visit their homes from the uncontrolled Donetsk, where lives most of the displaced people from the village. The residents understand that they will not be given a new house, but they are ready to walk to rebuild destroyed homes.
Earlier, it was reported that the Danish Refugee Council to help in the reconstruction of houses affected by the war in Donbas.
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