Koziatyn Territorial Community
The Koziatyn territorial community is located in the Khmilnyk district of the Vinnytsia region.
The total area: 248.3 km2
People of retirement age: 7,020
Internally displaced persons: 3,256
The community includes 16 villages and has its administrative center in the town of Koziatyn.
The emergence of Kozyatin is associated with the construction of the Kyiv-Baltic (Odesa) railway in the 1970s. The town of Koziatyn was founded in 1874 and today is an important junction station of the South-Western Railway. The railway station is an architectural monument of the 1980s and 1990s and a gem of the town.
There are wooden temples on the territory of the community, which are part of the historical and cultural heritage of Vinnytsia.
The museum of Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, an outstanding Ukrainian historian, public and political figure and the first president of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, was opened in the village of Sestrynivka
There is a botanical reserve of national significance, Sestrynivska Dacha. The community of Koziatyn has great potential for the development of green tourism.
The town also has a museum of the history of the town of Koziatyn.
Economy and Welfare
The main economic sectors in the community are railway transport, entrepreneurship, light industry, agriculture, mining and food industry.
Almost 70% of employed residents work in the railway transport sector. Its railway hub, which includes 11 subdivisions, is the trademark of the town of Koziatyn, which is located on one of the major railway lines of Kyiv-Odesa.
There is a meat processing plant in the community. There they produce more than 80 types of meat and sausage products, which are in demand in Ukraine and abroad. The products are supplied to the McDonald’s chain and to the large retail chains, Silpo and METRO. The company is a holder of international awards.
Koziatynhlib is engaged in the production of bakery and confectionery products. The enterprise bakes 48 types of bakery products and 39 confectionery products. The plant supplies its products to 14 districts of the three regions (Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Kyiv).
SOKA Ukraine (part of the French group SOKA S.A.R.L.) is a kaolin enrichment plant with a capacity of 40,000 tons per year. It exports its products to Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, and Italy.
There are 23 educational institutions, 6 libraries, 9 club institutions, the Koziatyn Children’s Music School and the Town Cultural Center in the community.
A children’s and youth sports school founded in 1964, 2 gymnasiums, a stadium, and two football fields with artificial turf operate here for the organization of children’s and youth sports. There are also private sports classes.
Vocational and technical education is provided by the Koziatyn Interregional Higher Vocational School of Railway Transport, where workers with a high level of qualification are trained in technologically complex, science-intensive professions and specialties.
Community and War
The Koziatyn community met the war with great solidarity, patriotism and responsibility. Everyone worked 24/7, made important decisions quickly, found the necessary connections and contacts.
Taking into account the fact that road and railway routes pass through Koziatyn, the town began to receive residents of enemy-occupied territories from the first days of the war. There was a humanitarian headquarters and a logistics hub that provided overnight shelter to all who needed it. All preschools were urgently converted to meet these needs; hot meals and round-the-clock work of the humanitarian staff were organized.
The youth council organized a volunteer movement at the station. Young people met the evacuation trains, provided the passengers with the necessary assistance: clothes, food, hygiene kits and water. The town sheltered about 10,000 forced displaced persons in the first months, and more than 3,000 remained to live in the community.
During this time, the Koziatyn community received support and friendly help from many partners, foundations and organizations.
Great respect and gratitude to the compatriots who stood up for the defense of Ukraine from the first days of the war! The community is proud of its countryman, Hero of Ukraine Dmytro Finashyn — a scout of the National Guard and a sniper.
People of the Community
Tetiana Yermolayeva is the Mayor of Koziatyn. Since 2020, she has been heading the Koziatyn urban community and directing all her knowledge and experience to its development and well-being.
During the tenure of Tetiana Yermolaeva as head of the community, in order to ensure the proper ecological situation in the community, to improve the quality of heat supply services, the capital construction of five town alternative fuel boiler houses was carried out and energy efficiency measures were taken, namely the thermal modernization of educational institutions and the replacement of lighting sources with LED lamps.
On the initiative of Tetiana Yermolaeva, a humanitarian headquarters and a logistics center for internally displaced and socially vulnerable people were organized. Also, the Social Services Center was opened in the community.
The community won the project to open a shelter in the town for victims of domestic and gender-based violence, as well as the purchase of a car for the mobile brigade. The shelter is currently undergoing renovations.
Also, the Vodokachka Art Project was started within the framework of which the Lavender Vernissage is held for the second year.
It is worth noting that the town cooperates with the World Bank’s project on thermal modernization of the premises of the Koziatyn town center of primary medical and sanitary care.
In 2023, a cooperation agreement was signed with the town of Sieradz (Poland). The joint cross-border project, Bridges of Trust, for the construction of an industrial park is now being implemented. As part of the project, a concept has already been created and the first introductory meeting was held in Poland.
The Development Strategy of the Koziatyn urban territorial community has been approved until 2030 and has 5 strategic goals regarding the economic well-being of the community, developed infrastructure, high-quality preschool and general secondary education, physical and psychological health of the community, and a socially close and safe community.
The town government is working to create conditions for the growth of economic well-being through developing a competitive industrial sector, strengthening small and medium-sized businesses, attracting investments in social and economic development, creating high-quality and comfortable living conditions, ensuring the proper functioning of infrastructure facilities, improving the quality and accessibility of public services and ecological state of the environment.
The project for the construction of the water supply network in the village of Ivankivtsi was recently completed, and the construction of the water supply network and wells in the village of Syhnal is now at the final stage.
Current repair of roads in rural population centers is being carried out. Communal equipment was purchased to better the improvement of the community.
The community is also working on the Safe City project to install surveillance cameras on town streets.