Russian “authorities” occupying Mariupol are evicting city residents from their half-destroyed houses. The buildings will be demolished without the consent of the tenants, and they will be paid symbolic compensation in exchange. This was reported by the Telegram channel “We Can Explain”.
Dmitry, a resident of Mariupol, told the publication that the occupation administration does not provide people with temporary housing. “People simply do not believe their houses will be rebuilt, they say it is better to live in a broken home of their own than heed empty promises,” he says. Dmitry's friends and family stayed in the occupied ruined city.
According to him, the Russian “authorities” also do not respond to questions about compensation. Earlier, a decree dated June 13 appeared on the DNR website stating that residents evicted from their homes were being offered 16,000 rubles ($292) per square meter of living space. The document is not available at the moment. Thus, according to We Can Explain, one can get half a million for a one-bedroom apartment, and nearly 800,000 ($14 600) for a two-bedroom flat.
In order to receive compensation, residents are invited to fill out a special form. It says that the money is given for the demolition of housing “damaged as a result of the aggression on the part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and armed formations.