The state paid this money to Ukrainians to repair apartments and houses that were damaged by Russian shelling.

The program was launched in May by the teams of the Ministry of Reconstruction, the Ministry of Digital Affairs and TAPAS Project/Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services and heard many skeptical opinions. It must be admitted - not everyone believed that people would be able to get real money - without corruption, without queues, without humiliation.

Plans turned into concrete actions. The process itself - from submitting an information notice to cashless settlement - is digitized as much as possible, the algorithm of work of commissions of local self-government bodies is regulated by the Decree and limited by a checklist with the prescribed cost of works and building materials. In case of problematic questions, the applicant can always contact the Government Contact Center 1545. And among the array of calls, there was not one about injustice or illegality. I hope it will continue like this in the future.

Now some numbers. At the moment, 12,146 people who applied have received payments. In total, there are more than 41 thousand of them. Traditionally, the Ministry of Reconstruction appealed to local authorities - "it is in your power to speed up the work of the commissions".

If we look at specific communities, the largest number of applications came from those territories that were under occupation or located near the border with Russia.

Kharkivska - 7 thousand applications;

Irpinska - 3 thousand applications;

Izyumska - 1.6 thousand applications;

Mykolaivska - 1.3 thousand applications;

Balakliyska - 1.3 thousand applications.

35% of those who took part in the Recovery program are people over 60. The oldest beneficiaries are three women who are 97 years old. They live in Kyiv region and Mykolaiv region.

It is also important to say that 75% of all money for building materials was spent in small local stores, construction works were also ordered from individual entrepreneurs.

Source of information — Ministry of Recovery.