On Thursday, November 28, legal experts visited residents of the frontline village of Sakhanka in order to provide them with free qualified legal advice in the framework of the Pravomobil project of the Donetsk Republic Public Povement. According to the correspondent of the official website of the DPR, lawyers, attorneys and notaries met with people.
“The damage we have sustained due to shelling by the Ukrainian army is enormous. We have lost almost everything. Recently, the neighbour’s grandson has told that residents of our Republic had begun to file claims with the European Court of Human Rights. This is a very good idea, but we do not know how to do it. Therefore, I have addressed lawyers for help. Perhaps it makes sense to establish a commission for the assessment of damage, which will assist people like us in arranging things in a right way. We must force Kiev to answer for all its crimes,” Stella Antipova, a resident of Zaichenko village, said.
The meeting was attended by several dozen people, including several LPR residents who supported Antipova’s idea to create a public commission for assessing damage. The main goal set before the commission will be to assist victims of the armed aggression of Ukraine in filing claims to be submitted to the European Court of Human Rights to seek compensation for the damage caused by shelling.
“Today, we have arrived in the frontline Sakhanka within the framework of the Pravomobil project of the Donetsk Republic Public Movement. Local residents are mainly concerned about the compensation for material and moral damage that they have suffered as a result of the Ukrainian aggression. In such cases, the assistance of a lawyer is necessary, and we are ready to provide such assistance to all residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” lawyer Anastasia Butorkina said.
She also noted that at the moment there is a practical opportunity to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, since the decisions of this court are binding on the state of Ukraine.
For his part, lawyer Alexei Turupalov added that residents are concerned about the restoration of documents lost or damaged in hostilities.
“We provide citizens with the necessary advice and collect information for appeals to the courts,” Alexei Turupalov commented.
As will be recalled, earlier residents of the house at 1 Kolkhozny Avenue of the Kuybyshevsky district of Donetsk, along with residents of the house at 2 Molodyozhny quarter in Yasinovataya, appealed to the European Court of Human Rights with claims to recover the damage caused by the shelling carried put by the Ukrainian forces. According to experts, the overall costs of the damage caused to the two houses totalled 89 million rubles.