Occupation authorities unlikely to rebuild Popasna
Officials in the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic are considering not rebuilding the city of Popasna, which is on territory that they control. “There wouldn’t really be a point. The city is truly almost completely destroyed,” said “LNR” head Leonid Pasechik. While a final decision has not yet been made, he said, the Russian-backed administration is "leaning towards" leaving the town as it is and relocating its residents.
Russian troops first occupied Popasna on May 9. Pasechnik reported previously that 96 percent of the town's buildings and structures were damaged.