"Compensation" Or Reparations? What Should Be The Law On Compensation For Damage To Housing And Other Real Estate

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On April 1, 2022, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in first reading the draft Law “On Compensation for Damage and Destruction of Certain Categories of Immovable Property as a Result of Combat, Terrorist Acts, Sabotage Caused by Military Aggression of the Russian Federation” (№ 7198 of 24.03.2022). While the bill itself is a positive signal to the citizens, its mechanisms seem to be unimplementable in practice. Our community provides its expert suggestions on what such a law should look like.