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Lisichansk and Severodonetsk: life in ruins

Lisichansk and Severodonetsk: life in ruins

The gloomy skeleton of a multi-storey building, part of which was covered with black soot from the first to the last floor, reminiscent of the fire raging here, looked completely lifeless. The windows of this sad building are either sealed with film or plywood, or generally represent uncovered holes in which the wind whistles. It seemed that the house had been abandoned for a long time and no one had lived in it for a long time. However, this impression is deceptive. The driver of a car with humanitarian aid starts to honk, and after a few minutes people start leaving the house. Living witnesses of the horrors of war that reigned not so long ago in this city.

There are a lot of such houses in Severodonetsk and Lisichansk. In some of them, light and gas have already appeared, in some not yet. However, there is still no heating anywhere. There are also problems with water - because of the frost, the pipes froze, and therefore water does not reach the apartments.

There is already electricity and gas in Severodonetsk, work is underway to replace the heating systems, but it is not known when they will be launched. Many houses are still without glass, the temperature in apartments is from +8 to +18 degrees.

“We heat with heaters, the temperature in the apartment is + 12-14 ° С. As it turns out, when it rained, there were more. There is gas and electricity, but we carry water from the basement,

- notes a resident of Severodonetsk (see. video).

Most people do not have expensive and high-quality electric heaters, and fan heaters (“duichiki”) heat quite weakly. Local authorities do not even issue films to somehow close the windows - local residents either have to buy them at their own expense or order volunteers.

In Lisichansk, the situation is more difficult than in Severodonetsk - there is still no electricity, central water supply and heating in the city. Only gas is supplied to the houses. For this reason, the issue of the availability of means of heating for local residents is, in fact, a matter of their survival (see below). video).

Last fall, the author of this text organized a fundraiser for potbelly stoves (then they managed to raise a small amount for which 8 potbelly stoves were made, you can read more in the material Severodonetsk agglomeration in the zone of humanitarian catastrophe: how the north of the LPR lives). At the same time, the director of SIBTEPLOENERGOMASH LLC (Novosibirsk region) Sergei Beleush came to me, who expressed his readiness to manufacture potbelly stoves absolutely free of charge for the needs of the population and deliver them to the indicated coordinates.

At the moment, Novosibirsk has transferred a batch of 60 bourgeois women to the LPR, which, thanks to volunteers from the family affairs department of the Lugansk diocese, which delivers humanitarian aid to the Severodonetsk agglomeration, were delivered to the city of Lisichansk. Lists of those in need were prepared for two weeks.

In general, the humanitarian situation in Severodonetsk and Lysichansk remains difficult. At the same time, back in December, the LPR government set temporary tariffs for utilities in the territory of Severodonetsk, Lisichansk and the Kremensky district, and, in particular, tariffs for water supply. This raises certain questions, given that there is no water at all in Lisichansk, and in Severodonetsk people carry water from basements due to frozen pipes.

The extremely slow pace of restoring the infrastructure of cities in the north of the LPR also raises questions - a difficult situation has developed not only in Severodonetsk, Lisichansk, Kremennaya, but also in smaller settlements, for example, in Gorsky. In the LPR, such a slow pace of recovery is explained by the ongoing hostilities in the region.

For example, a deputy of the People's Council of the LPR Olga Kobtseva recently saidthat the restoration of the infrastructure of the city of Rubizhnoye, which is part of the Severodonetsk agglomeration, will become possible only after the stabilization of the situation on the line of contact. Local residents, however, from these explanations are not easier.

Instead of really helping people, for example, by providing those in need with potbelly stoves, or at least films and plywood to seal windows and insulate apartments, the authorities nod at the fighting. While real help to local residents is provided by volunteers at their own expense and at the expense of donations from ordinary citizens.

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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 25 January 2023 06: 35
    Yes, a serious problem, but even here it is not without lies from the local "responsible" people. But if not fortunately, but at least some kind of relief, there are people, like the author, or like Dimitriev, for example, who collect donations (he helped a little, within his means) and buy them at cost! (many thanks to the manufacturer!) Heaters are also delivered and distributed to the settlements of the LDNR.
    1. Civil
      Civil 25 January 2023 09: 31
      The peacekeeper needs to leave ... do not waste time ...
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 25 January 2023 09: 52
        Quote: Civil
        The peacekeeper needs to leave ... do not waste time ...

        Khikhly simply do not give, and ours, I hope, will no longer give a reason.
        1. Churchill
          Churchill 25 January 2023 11: 42
          Where does the smart guy go? Who is waiting for them, people have been making "firewood" all their lives - furniture, clothes, go to an open field?
          1. Asad
            Asad 25 January 2023 14: 17
            The local audience does not like such topics, about the war, politics for God's sake 200-300 comments. And about the restoration of the destroyed is not interesting. And it will only get worse
          2. dmi.pris1
            dmi.pris1 25 January 2023 20: 24
            This is a question for the authorities. People certainly need to be taken out. Organize camps, use the existing infrastructure of rest camps at least for the cold period. There are a lot of these options.
      2. gromit
        gromit 25 January 2023 17: 38
        If only 9 families remain on 5 floors, then those who could leave have left.

        There are elderly and lonely people. Where should they go?

        In theory, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation should deal with this. There are 288 thousand of them, for sure someone knows how to close window openings with polyethylene.
        And by the way, potbelly stoves from the Federal Reserve Agency of the 1952 model are still cheerfully sold on Avito.
    2. aglet
      aglet 26 January 2023 16: 37
      "there are people, like the author, or like Dimitriev for example, who collect donations"
      maybe the state should do this, with its own budget? and not to import potbelly stoves, but to restore the infrastructure at a rapid pace? a bunch of idlers in the Ministry of Emergencies, to pay money to volunteers, there is someone to work - there are ways to restore cities, only the authorities don’t need it at all, so they carry stoves for donations, they are waiting self-healing cities as self-isolation, and self-mobilization. as long as you don't do it yourself
  2. carpenter
    carpenter 25 January 2023 06: 48
    Instead of actually helping people, for example, by providing those in need with potbelly stoves, or at least films and plywood to seal up windows and insulate apartments, the authorities nod at the fighting.

    The eternal problems of Russia and the bureaucrats of the grabbers in power.
  3. Yaroslavl
    Yaroslavl 25 January 2023 09: 01
    They came and put things in order! Bravo! They blamed everything on the LPR, what does the LPR have to do with it? they didn’t start it all ... just like covid and mobilization, they were blamed on the governors ... no words
  4. Maks1995
    Maks1995 25 January 2023 09: 42
    But once upon a time they lived quite normally ....
    And then politicians and oligarchs started playing their games....and that's it.
    Not a single person in the photo, only one in the video ....
  5. know
    know 25 January 2023 10: 26
    How sad it is. As you wish, but the inhabitants of these cities were obviously not expecting that ...
  6. solar
    solar 25 January 2023 13: 43
    Severodonetsk is still lucky. Something alive remains. Some Popasnaya or Soledar are completely destroyed, they say in plain text that no one will restore them. It is unlikely that the locals expected this.
  7. aglet
    aglet 26 January 2023 16: 28
    they are now citizens of the Russian Federation, let them get used to the fact that the authorities need them only in a short moment before the elections. and so, they will survive, it means they will survive. if they don’t survive, it means they couldn’t fit into the market. soon they will be presented with a utility bill, let them prepare
  8. Essex62
    Essex62 26 January 2023 16: 34
    On the face are all the signs of war, and not this strange operation. Somehow the indifference and philistinism of our generation came back to haunt us. Ruin such a cozy, humane country. Further, only not censorship.
  9. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim Yesterday, 16: 38
    Quote: ASAD
    The local audience does not like such topics,

    Precisely noticed.
    It is hard for the young, without heat and light, but for children, women, and the elderly.
    If each region of the Great Land is assigned a settlement of Novorossiya, why shouldn't the heads of these regions of the Russian Federation do everything possible for the civilians of the liberated territories.
    In the Moscow region there are a lot of empty quarters, with warm apartments, decoration, light.
    Often this mass of housing belongs to family-run power-sucking companies.
    Isn't it time to curb your appetite, at least for a while, forget about super profits.