Advocacy, Protection and Legal Assistance to the Internally Displaced Population

The Villages of Nevelske and Pervomayske in Yasynuvatskyi District. Cold Autumn in Ruined Homes


An employee of the CF “Right to Protection” Maryna Kravchyna, accompanied by officers of the CMC Group CVS in Avdiyivka made a trip to the villages Nevelske and Pervomayske in Yasynuvatskyi district.

The village is located at the demarcation line and the residents have accumulated lots of legal questions.

For example, the issue of compensation for the destroyed houses, restoring documents lost during the attacks, inheritance and guardianship, payment of pensions.

Moreover, as Maryna Kravchyna noted, the locals really need medication, non-food aid (pillows, blankets, warm clothing), coal and wood.

The village Of Nevelske.

Before the ATO the village was populated with 250 inhabitants. Now there are only 44. Mostly they are women of retirement age.

Nevelske is located 34 km from the district centre, Ocheretyno, and 5 km from the territory not controlled by the Ukrainian Government. Explosions can be heard every night.

The latest shelling of the village was on June 29th, 2016. Due to numerous direct hits into houses local residents were injured. Today, among 87 buildings 72 require partial or capital repairs. By now, no humanitarian organization has provided assistance in recovering the affected houses. People are trying to repair their homes on their own by taking bricks and boards from the destroyed animal complex, which is located outside of the village.

Fields around the village are mined, but there no warning signs there.

The village Of Pervomayske.

Before the ATO more than 2 000 inhabitants lived in the village. Now there are 1 580 left.

Pervomayske is located 34 km from the district centre, Ocheretyno, and 6 km from the territory not controlled by the Ukrainian Government.

The latest shelling of the village was the night from June 3rd to 4th, 2016. More than 40 shells (of 80, 120 and 150 bore) were unleashed onto the village.  Many direct hits to residential buildings. Currently 30 homes require capital repairs and 120 need partial repairs.


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