Mariupol authorities estimate the time required for complete city restoration

12.06.2023, Mariupol.

The authorities of Mariupol expect to rebuild the city in the next three years, mayor Oleg Morgun told TASS on June 12.

“This year is going to be a busy one. <…> I think that within three years we will solve [the issue] of the city restoration,” the mayor said.

Now the repair and restoration of 1.8 thousand objects, which includes both residential buildings and objects of social and communal infrastructure, is underway.

The repair and restoration work is determined by the federal program, in which 16 Russian regions are involved. The facilities are repaired by 25,000 workers, which includes both local residents and residents from other regions of the country.

Russian troops during a special operation liberated Mariupol in April 2022. However, the operation could not be called fully completed because a group of Ukrainian troops was blocked at the Azovstal steel plant.

On May 20, 2.5 thousand Ukrainian soldiers blocked at the plant surrendered. After that the operation to liberate the city was finally over. The plant is scheduled to be fully demined by the summer of 2024.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency