Ukrainsk, the city of Ukraine, was once popular for giving out abandoned apartments for free. After the serious accident the mine "Ukraine" failed to fully restore. People left and abandoned their apartments. Those who stayed live on a pension, some search for a job in Donetsk which is 40 kilometres away from Ukrainsk.
Yes, some people came and got flats for free, but there are no many of them. Only some part of the city has gas and central heating, coal stoves are used in the flats.