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On Oct. 2, their local Santa, lawmaker Ihor Yeremeyev, stood in front of the crowd reading from the wish list from the local residents, and then doling out certificates to buy the goodies.

The local kindergarten got Hr 20,000 to get new windows. The local post office received Hr 3,000 for a new door. Two families with newborns got blankets. A local school got a printer, a fax machine and a photocopier.

“Is Hr 10,000 enough? Ok. So you’ll be able to do everything now,” Yeremeyev asked a school representative who said they need to drill a well.

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