Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting of the State Commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergencies, which considered the issue of the explosion in a residential building in Darnytsky district of Kyiv.
Kyiv city head Vitalii Klytchko briefed other members of the commission on the fact that the explosion that occurred on June 21, 2020, damaged the structure of the building. As a result, 125 people living in 40 apartments in one of the sections of the house lost their apartments. According to preliminary data, there is no threat to other sections of the house.
According to the Kyiv city head, some people stayed at relatives and friends, the rest of residents were temporarily resettled to a boarding school on Kharkivske highway, where they were provided with everything they needed. According to the previous investigation, the cause of the emergency was the explosion of an air-gas mixture.
The commission endorsed a preliminary decision to consider compensation to the victims of the cost of purchasing new similar housing at the expense of the state and city reserve funds.
The Head of Government aired a proposal to the commission to assess the damage and hold a meeting of the Kyiv City Commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergency situations, which will approve the amount of damage, and consider co-financing at the next meeting of the commission.
"I expect the following steps before the next meeting of the State Commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergencies: a report on the progress and completion of rescue operations, assessment by the Kyiv city authorities of the full amount of losses and calculation of the required compensatory amount, and compelling arguments on the possibility and necessity of co-financing compensation", the Prime Minister stated.