Civil Association "Program for Facilitation of Recovery and Integration of the East of Ukraine "Donbas"
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|Address||01054, м.Київ, ВУЛ. ОЛЕСЯ ГОНЧАРА, будинок 73|
Artur Gerasimov is Secretary of the Supervisory Board of a civil organization DONBAS PROGRAM FOR PROMOTING REDEMPTION AND INTEGRATION OF THE EASTERN UKRAINE (NGO “Donbas”). Head of the Supervisory Board of this organization is a Member of Parliament Nedava Oleg Anatoliyovych. According to information on the website, aim of the organization is the introduction of measures for restoration and reconstruction of infrastructure objects destroyed or damaged as a result of the conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, support of entrepreneurs, increase of employment in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
According to information from the web-site of Oleg Nedava, public organization “Donbas” takes part in fundraising for the development of Donetsk and Luhansk regions through investment and grant projects financed by European donors. In particular, it is indicated that: “Public organization “Donbas” has received positive experience of development of public initiatives, provision of support to internally displaced people and residents affected by military actions in the ATO zone. In Sloviansk, it works under a grant program of the European Union “Support of Communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine”. Under implementation, there is the project “Housing for IDPs” which foresees the modernization of two dormitories with the budget of more than 800 thousand EUR”.
According to the information of journalists of the program “Slidstvo.Info”, with support of the program “Support of Communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine” the project “Housing for IDPs” has indeed started the reconstruction of two dormitories, but the works have not been finished by contractor Financial Construction Company “Luch” LLC. In general, this company has a bad reputation (information from the register of court decisions - No. 1, No. 2). Mayor of Sloviansk Oleg Zontov informed the journalists in the beginning of the project that soon after receiving the grant representatives of public organization “Donbas” came to him and offered cooperation saying “You don’t have enough economic experience, we will help you,” recolled Oleg Zontov. “We will give you necessary people, they will select necessary contractors. Of course, I rejected their offer. This was not a direct offer: here is the money, take it. It was veiled. Meaning, you select necessary contractors and everyone will be happy”.
Oleg Nedava became Member of Parliament by winning the elections in a single-mandate constituency No. 53, before that he was the Director for Foreign Economic Activity of Karpatybudinvest LLC. Karpatybudinvest LLC, when Nedava was in office, was affiliated with the former MP and the member of Party of Regions Yuriy Ivaniushenko (through wife and daughter). In December 2016, Oleg Nedava made a video-statement regarding accusations against him for cooperation with the former member of Party of Regions Yuriy Ivaniushenko. He said that neither his business nor his political activity is connected with Ivaniushenko. Along with this, Nedava protected Ivaniushenko having said that accusation against Ivaniushenko are groundless and have no evidence.