Back to school in occupied Donbas: How many children are going to school in occupied regions of Donbas? (video)
Society16:36 Sep. 1, 2016
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How many children are going to school in occupied regions of Donbas? (video)

September 1 in Ukraine is a traditional time for students to start a new term

The majority of children in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions went to school on September 1.

Around 100,000 students in the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" and over 83,000 students in the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" went to schools, TV Channel "24" reported. 

Luhansk civil-military administration informed that this year more than 50,000 children in 299 schools will sit at their desks. It goes saying about the territory of the Luhansk region, controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. The number for the Donetsk region, part of which is under the control of the Ukrainian government, is unknown.

Read also: More than half a million kids need help in Donbas

However, the severest situation is in the near-front zone, where there is a constant threat of shelling. 15,000 children get an education in that area.

The city of Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region, which is under the control of Ukraine and is located near the frontline, has opened two schools. Two other are heavily destroyed because of the ongoing war and will remain closed. 1,500 students will be taught in two city schools. 

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