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Ukraine: Army POWs deployed to reconstruct war-torn Ilovaysk01:16

Ukraine: Army POWs deployed to reconstruct war-torn Ilovaysk

Ukraine, Ilovaysk
October 21, 2014 at 11:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian army prisoners held by Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR/DNR) forces were working to rebuild the city of Ilovaysk flattened by the shelling during previous battles, Tuesday.

On a visit to the war-torn city, DPR Prime Minister Aleksandr Zakharchenko said that 98 prisoners of war from the Donbass battalion had been deployed to repair buildings before the winter hits the region. Zakharchenko also added that Ilovaysk should be rebuilt by the people who destroyed it, since the city has seen some of the fiercest fighting of the whole conflict.

There is mounting concern that the current state of Ilovaysk will leave the population vulnerable during the winter period, as major problems related to the shortage of power and water supplies still loom. Meanwhile, railway services, schools, hospitals and kindergartens are still temporarily closed in the city.

Ukraine: Army POWs deployed to reconstruct war-torn Ilovaysk01:16
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Ukrainian army prisoners held by Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR/DNR) forces were working to rebuild the city of Ilovaysk flattened by the shelling during previous battles, Tuesday.

On a visit to the war-torn city, DPR Prime Minister Aleksandr Zakharchenko said that 98 prisoners of war from the Donbass battalion had been deployed to repair buildings before the winter hits the region. Zakharchenko also added that Ilovaysk should be rebuilt by the people who destroyed it, since the city has seen some of the fiercest fighting of the whole conflict.

There is mounting concern that the current state of Ilovaysk will leave the population vulnerable during the winter period, as major problems related to the shortage of power and water supplies still loom. Meanwhile, railway services, schools, hospitals and kindergartens are still temporarily closed in the city.

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