Makeevka, Jan 11– DAN. DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko ordered to start building new houses in Kozhevnya township close to the border with Russia, where households were destroyed in wake of Kiev offensive.

"We build houses. Kozhevnya is a symbol. It was almost destroyed in the fighting. We all witnessed it. I affirm we will restore the township. It will be the first to be reconstructed but step by step we will restore all the villages and townships damaged by Ukrainian shelling," he said.

The experts of Donbass National Academy of Construction and Architecture based in Makeevka presented a detailed plan for the reconstruction. Each house cost is set at 3.8 mln RUR, overall 20 residential buildings are to be erected. The total project cost is 120 mln RUR.

Students construction teams will participate in the construction.

Kozhevnya is situated in Shakhterskiy district on the north-east of DPR, close to the border with the Russian Federation, its land area is 51ha. The township suffered major destruction as fighting erupted in Donbass in 2014.*ot