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 "Neighbors are coming to see changes," – Ukraine’s youngest village head Artem Kukharenko brings his home community back to life. VIDEO

Charge-free Internet access, reconditioned roads, and staffed teaching facilities -- this is what Podilske village in the Cherkasy region looks like under the leadership of Ukraine’s youngest village head Artem Kukharenko.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Channel 24, Artem was still a student when he ran for the village head seat. However, 80 percent of his fellow villagers cast their vote for him.

The village roads have been reconditioned and equipped with street lighting, and free access to the Internet through a local Wi-Fi network in the center of the village has been put in place.

Besides, the cinema and gym are being equipped at the recreation center. The kindergarten and school have had their windows and doors replaced, and were reequipped with the new furniture.

This year's village budget is about one million hryvnia (over $37,000). The village head also plans to renovate the old dormitory and turn it into a 20-apartment block for young families.

"The changes that the people see start inspiring their trust," the village head says.

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