Donetsk and Luhansk students learn Donbas history instead of Ukraine’s history, - OSCE

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Number of Ukrainian language lessons reduced from two to one per week
20:49, 12 September 2016

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Pupils in the schools of the occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions learn the Donbas history instead of the history of Ukraine. The Deputy Director of the one of the schools in Gorlivka, Donetsk region, said this to the observers of the OSCE SMM.

According to the OSCE, the number of Ukrainian language lessons was reduced from two to one per week, and the Donbas history is now being studied instead of the history of Ukraine.

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Also, the observers note that the City College of Computer Technologies in government-controlled Toretsk (previously - Dzerzhynsk, 43 kilometers north of Donetsk) does not work at all.

Two residents told the observers that it has been closed since July 2014, when the roof of the building was damaged by gunfire.

The observers also saw a military base in Toretsk. It is located in the former psychiatric hospital, at a distance of about 600 meters from the children's home.

Recall that the State Fund for Regional Development allocated 38 projects totally worth of 239.5 million hryvnas (9.2 billion U.S. dollars); twelve of them concern the roadway infrastructure; six regard the power sector; another seven projects are to be implemented in the education area. Five more concern the water supply systems in the Donbas region.

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