10 schools in Donetsk region stops work due to proximity to hostilities zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

113 educational institutions are situated in the “grey” zone
17:53, 31 August 2018

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10 schools in Donetsk region have stopped their work due to the proximity to hostilities zone as Oleksandr Kuts, the Head of Donetsk Regional Military-Civilian Administration reported on Facebook.

“Due to the proximity to the zone of the military actions, the work of 10 general education facilities was stopped: three of them are in Volnovakha district, two in Avdiivka, Mariinka and Yasynuvata districts and one more is Mariinka residential school of the regional community property,” Kuts claimed.

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At the same time, he noted that four supporting schools with the capital repair will open in Vuhledar, Dobropillia, Kostiantynivka and Mariupol.

Thus, 16 renovated supporting schools will work in the region (12 schools were open in 2017-2018). Another 12 are under construction; Kramatorsk gymnasium, Ivanopil and Manhush schools are on the final stage.

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Totally, 522 general education facilities will be opened in Donetsk region at the territory controlled by Ukraine, where 160, 000 pupils will study, including 8,800 IDPs. 17,800 will be enrolled to the first grade, while 17,600 of them will be taught in the Ukrainian language.

113 educational institutions are situated in the so-called “grey” zone among the demarcation line: 53 kindergartens, 54 schools, 6 colleges and one residential school. 15,303 pupils study there.

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On August 22, the Trilateral Contact Group agreed to begin the school ceasefire in Donbas on August 29.

However, already on the first day of the agreement, the OSCE reported more than 70 violations of the ceasefire regime.

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