Donetsk, Mar 31 - DAN. Residents of the Zaitsevo settlement in northern Gorlovka will lodge claims at the European Court of Human Rights demanding that Ukrainian authorities pay them over 3.5 million rubles in damages, chairwoman of the Public Commission for Assessing Ukraine-caused damage Anastasia Butorkina said after the Commission’s meeting on Tuesday.

“Today, the Commission met in Donetsk. Tenants of four houses in Zaitsevo’s Poletayev Street appealed to us; they plan to sue Ukraine over war-related damages and demand compensation,” Butorkina said.

The total sum of compensation reaches over 3.5 million rubles, she added.

Similar compensation claims were earlier drawn by residents of the towns of Debaltsevo and Dokuchayevsk, the Staromikhailovka settlement and the Kominternovo village in southern DPR’s Novoazovskiy district.

The public commission for assessing the economic damage caused to the Donbass population by Ukraine was set up in Donetsk in November 2019. The decision to set up the commission was made by a group of activists from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic at a public meeting.*jk