Britain and Poland to build two temporary settlements for IDPs in Lviv and Poltava

The United Kingdom and Poland will build two temporary settlements in western and central Ukraine to provide housing for internally displaced people, the British government announced, pledging to allocate 10 million pounds ($12.3 million) of funding, Reuters reports.

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More than 700 people will be able to live in the new villages that will be built in Lviv and Poltava.

"For the past year, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has continued to target civilian homes and infrastructure, with the Ukrainian people paying a heavy price," British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said in a statement.

The official stressed that the new British-Polish partnership will help provide power, heating, and housing to those who need it most.