The mistake of two villages in the Donetsk oblast, inaccurately attributed to uncontrolled territories, is corrected.
Beginning in 2014, Gladosove and Travneve were on the contact line. Airing Gromadske TV in December 2017, Vladislav Voloshyn, an officer of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, assured that all this time the settlements were under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They “were not retaken”.
However, for unknown reasons, both settlements gained the non-government controlled territories status, when amending the resolution No. 1085 in February 2018.
In June 2018, the settlements were again under Ukrainian control after numerous appeals from the experts of the Liaison Officer (RADNYK) Programme, Donetsk Regional State Administration, representatives of international humanitarian organizations to the heads of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and other state governments.
A monitoring meeting was conducted on 20 July in the Novoluhansk village, which include Travneve, participated by the residents of Gladosove and Travneve, representatives of the UNHCR, local authorities, the District department social protection and labor, the District Department of the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, non-governmental organizations Proliska, Right to protection, and the Liaison Officer (RADNYK) Programme.
Currently, the situation in the settlements has been pacified. The residents receive necessary social, psychological, and humanitarian assistance. The road is planned to be reconstructed. The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched free social transport. The Verkhovna Rada is considering the draft law on subordination of the Gladosove village to the Bakhmut district.
“We’ve talked with the residents who assured us that they are provided everything they need. Surely, there still is a challenging situation in transport connection, and access to medical services “, – said Olexandr Voroshkov, Liaison Officer in the Donetsk oblast.