Ukrainian government approves bill on Turkey agreement to build housing for Crimean Tatar IDPs

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Canan Kevser
10 June 2021, 11:28
Canan Kevser
10 June 2021, 11:28

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has approved a bill to ratify the agreement with Turkey on housing project for internally displaced persons, particularly Crimean Tatars and other ethnic minorities.

"Ukraine and Turkey will cooperate on the construction of housing for the Crimean Tatar people, internally displaced persons, participants in the Joint Forces Operation area. The Government has approved a bill to ratify the agreement," Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal posted on Telegram.

The Prime Minister emphasised that Verkhovna Rada's support and further implementation of the agreement would revive the housing construction process, and improve the living conditions and well-being of citizens.

According to the document, the Turkish government provides non-refundable assistance by building housing for the Crimean Tatar people, as well as other categories of Ukrainian citizens entitled to benefits in the total number of 500 apartments: 200 apartments in Mykolaiv, 200 apartments in Kherson and 100 apartments in Kyiv.

As reported, a number of documents were signed in Turkey in the presence of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on April 10, 2021.

According to the agreement, the Turkish government will provide non-refundable assistance by building housing for the Crimean Tatar people, as well as other categories of Ukrainian citizens entitled to benefits in the total number of 500 apartments: 200 apartments in Mykolaiv, 200 apartments in Kherson and 100 apartments in Kyiv.