Khrystynivka Territorial Community
The Khrystynivka Urban Territorial Community is located in the territory of the Uman District, the Cherkasy Region.
The total area of the territory: 60,918 ha
Population: 31,600 residents
Men: 14,600 residents
Women: 17,040 residents
Children: 5,200 residents
Pensioners: 10,200 residents
Internally displaced persons: 3,700 people
The Community consists of one urban-type settlement and thirty-two villages, with its administrative centre located in the town of Khrystynivka.
The name of the Community comes from the intersection of two major roads where the first residents of Khrystynivka settled: the Chumatskyi road (from the Kyiv Region to Crimea) and the trade road (from Podillia, via Haisyn, Uman to the Dnipro).
As evidenced by archaeological finds, the first settlement on these lands was known back in the 4th century BC. In addition, the remains of settlements of the Trypillia, Bilohrudivska, Zarubynetska, and Cherniakhivska cultures were discovered.
The active development of industry in the territory of the Community began in the second half of the 18th century. The commissioning of railway tracks and a railway hub in 1890, the creation of a rolling stock depot, and the construction of a new railway station in 1954 turned Khrystynivka into an important transport hub.
Economy and Welfare
The activities of the locomotive depot, motorcar depot and enterprises such as “Khrystynivka Railway Distance”, “Khrystynivka Signalling and Communication Distance” and other railway entities are key to the Community.
Most small and micro businesses are engaged in trade. Micro-businesses providing services are sufficiently developed. Twenty-four key agricultural enterprises operate in the Community. A third of them grow cattle, including for export. There are thirty-nine farms. Black soils in the territory of the Community are characterized by high levels of humus. Companies specializing in the oil and fat industry, bread production, granite quarrying, and others operate in the territory of the Community as well.
The Khrystynivka Community is focused on the implementation of energy saving tools and ecological development. The projects aimed at improving the welfare of its population imply the development of social entrepreneurship and the creation of a rehabilitation centre.
The Community has a well-developed educational and cultural space and sports; it runs fourteen secondary education institutions. The concept of the New Ukrainian School has been introduced in all the educational institutions, i.e. a school to be attended with pleasure and which will give students not only knowledge, as it happens now, but also the ability to apply it in their everyday life. Some schools have implemented the Intellect Ukraine scientific-pedagogical project; Cossack classes are active; and security classes are also being organized.
Community and War
The settlements of the Community have been damaged by enemy shelling since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine. The most damaged facilities include a lyceum, a gymnasium, a culture centre, private estates and land plots. On the morning of 24 February 2022, the Community received internally displaced persons and continues to provide humanitarian aid to about 4,000 people who were forced to leave their homes and stay in the Khrystynivka Community.
A centre for receiving, distributing and storing humanitarian aid was created in the territory of the Khrystynivka Community in order to provide humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons in the first months of the war. Since the first day of the war, the Starosta-headed districts of the Community have united their efforts to raise funds and collect food products and provide them to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine and those affected by the consequences of the war.
People of the Community
The mayor, Mykola Nakonechnyi, was elected to run the newly created community in 2020. Since the full-scale invasion, the head of the Community has been busy performing his duties, actively helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine and internally displaced persons.
In pre-war times, the recreational and household infrastructure of the Community was developed and modernized, taking into account all the requirements for barrier-free accessibility and inclusion; the material and technical resources of communal enterprises, institutions and organizations was improved, and broadband access to the Internet was provided for sparsely inhabited villages of the Community.
Starting from the first days of the full-scale invasion, significant reserves of fuel and lubricants were made as a result of the effective mobilization of resources under the leadership of the mayor. In order to prevent any emergency situations and given a shortage of diesel fuel, they organized the purchase of the entire volume of fuel from the local oil depot, which ensured the stable sowing activities by the agricultural enterprises of the Community in the spring of 2022.
Given the security and energy crisis, they created a humanitarian hub, ensured the stable operation of all critically important institutions and enterprises, and overhauled educational institutions damaged by the blast wave and the detonation of ammunition.
In June 2022, the first modernized Tsentr.Dia administrative services centre in the Cherkasy Region was put into operation in Khrystynivka.
As of September 2023, 97% of the Community’s educational institutions had equipped shelters including as a result of international technical aid.
The development strategy for 2022-2027 has been approved in the Community; its main goals include economic growth of the Community, improvement of the quality of life in the Community, boosting of the Community’s human potential.
To implement its strategic goals, the Community seeks the creation of an industrial park; involvement of processing enterprises and creation of added value for agricultural raw materials; development of the Community brand, creation of an interactive map of investment resources; formation of institutional and infrastructural support for entrepreneurship; reconstruction and implementation of new technological solutions in the water supply and drainage infrastructure; revitalization of urban and rural areas, etc.
The Community hopes for the development of a strong export potential and the functioning of competitive enterprises that will equally satisfy the economic, social and environmental needs of its population.