Nova Ushytsia Territorial Community
The Nova Ushytsia Territorial Community is located in the territory of the Kamianets-Podilskyi District in the Khmelnytskyi Region.
The total area of the territory: 0.853 thousand km2
Population: 26,000 residents (as of 01 January 2023)
Men: 10,900 residents
Women: 11,700 residents
Children: 3,400 residents
Pensioners: 9,400 residents
Internally displaced persons: 890 residents
The territorial community includes 59 settlements with the administrative centre in the urban-type settlement of Nova Ushytsia.
The first written mention of Nova Ushytsia (Litnivtsi at that time) dates back to 1439. In 1702-1703, Litnivtsi was granted Magdeburg rights.
A private hospital was opened in 1855, a cathedral and a Roman Catholic church were built in 1861, and later a two-class municipal school and a parish school were opened. In general, 31 vocational schools and 53 parish schools conducted educational activities in the Ushytsia County. In 1908, a lower craft school began to function (in the future – a vocational school, a technical school, a college).
In 1922, the electrification of the county began: a municipal power plant was built and put into operation in Nova Ushytsia.
In 1927 – 1933, a fruit cannery and a bakery were opened in Nova Ushytsia, a machine-tractor station was set up, and a butter factory was put into operation.
The Otrokiv Castle is located in a picturesque corner of the community. It was built by Count Ignatius Scibor Marhotskyi. There was a large landscape park near the castle. There was also a manor house, Scibor’s residence, with a wonderful library with a large number of valuable manuscripts. Today, the Marhotskyi manor is privately owned, where you can book a room and stay overnight. The castle is being restored. Every year, a laser show festival is held in the territory of the manor.
An architectural landmark of national importance is the church of St. John Nepomuk in the village of Zamikhiv, which was built in 1808 – 1820.
In 1981, the construction of the Dniester Reservoir began, which today forms the southern border of the community.
Economy and Welfare
There are two industrial enterprises operating in the community: one of them specializes in dairy production, and the other is produces bread and bakery products.
Eighty-two agro-industrial enterprises operate in the community: eight legal entities, nine private enterprises and sixty-five farms. The largest ones include Agroholding-2012 LLC, Promin Podillia LLC and Enselko Agro LLC (specializing in the cultivation of grain crops).
In the territory of the community, there are many mineral and raw materials used in construction: rocks, sand, clay, limestone, etc. There are also many sources of water; almost all of them have a unique taste and healing properties. The sources are still poorly prospected and require more detailed study and protection.
In addition, the community works on youth development. For this purpose, the community runs eighteen schools and a college.
Community and War
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion by the russian federation into Ukraine, the community has become a shelter for forced refugees and a transit point. Therefore, all the efforts of the volunteer movement have been focused on helping people who were forced to leave their homes.
About 900 internally displaced persons live in the community. Nongovernmental organizations and active groups of volunteers work in the village and regularly organize the collection of things, foods and medicines for the displaced persons and the military. All the Starosta-headed districts have united for a common goal – approaching the long-awaited victory. People weave camouflage nets, make trench candles, sew linens for hospitals and clinics, and increase sowing and planting areas to provide people with food.
People of the Community
Anatolii Oliinyk was elected the Settlement Council Head in 2020.
Since the war broke out, he has actively participated in activities aimed at strengthening the defence of his native land, ensures the functioning of the community and helps the volunteer movement. On the initiative of the Settlement Council Head, a humanitarian hub was created at the communal institution “Social Services Centre” to receive and distribute humanitarian aid. Anatolii Oliinyk regularly personally accompanies humanitarian cargo to settlements affected by active hostilities.
Residents are actively involved in volunteer work and are constantly collecting humanitarian goods for the regions affected by hostilities. People bring their crops, homemade baked goods, stews and porridges. Flour, cereals and meat are provided by local farms and entrepreneurs.
The top priorities of the community’s success include the development of industrial and agricultural production, small and medium-sized businesses, energy efficiency, creation of a safe environment, development of transport infrastructure and tourism.
The community is working on the implementation of:
the Nova Ushytsia Territorial Community Development Strategy for 2019-2023;
the Nova Ushytsia Territorial Community Economic and Social Development Program for 2023-2025;
Programs for attracting investments and improving the investment climate in the Nova Ushytsia Territorial Community for 2023-2025;
Energy saving and energy efficiency programs of the Nova Ushytsia Territorial Community for 2023-2025.
The Nova Ushytsia Community maintains partnerships with the community of Nasielsk (Nasielsk), Poland, and the town of Hersbruck (Hersbruck), Germany, and is ready to establish partnerships with other municipalities.