Ukraine reconstructs strategic bridges wrecked by Donbas militants

09:20, 11 November 2016
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Ukrainian repair teams now work 24/7 in the eastern Ukrainian cities where a range of strategically essential bridges was left in ruins, Ukraine Today reports.

While retreating from those cities in 2014, the pro-Russian militants blew up major infrastructure and transportation channels. And now Ukrainians from different parts of the country are eliminating this ill-fated legacy of the separatists, according to Ukraine Today.

UAH 37 million (around $1.5 million) has been allocated for repair works. Workers haven't been able to reconstruct it for a long time because of live shelling. Now, it's being built from scratch.

Read alsoVadym Chernysh: We must not reject Donbas peopleAnother one in the village of Zakitne - the longest in Donetsk region - needed UAH 40 million (some $1.5 million) to be restored. It was blown up from one side when Russian-backed militants were fleeing to Horlivka. Right now, it's being restored and also widened.

There are seven ruined bridges left in Donetsk region. However, they are located right at the front line so repair crews have no access to examine them and calculate the budget.

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