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Ukraine: As crisis rages on, Lugansk opens schools for first day of term01:09

Ukraine: As crisis rages on, Lugansk opens schools for first day of term

Ukraine, lugansk
September 1, 2014 at 16:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Interviewer: What’s your mood today?

Pupil: Good.

Interviewer: What was happening today?

Pupil: Today, I liked that I stepped into the second grade.

Interviewer: What were you doing today?

Pupil: I brushed my teeth, washed my face and went here, and had some meals.

Interviewer: What’s going to be in the future?

Pupil: There are different (perspectives), cause I live at Zarechnaya (street)

Interviewer: How’s life in Lugansk right now?

Pupil: Fine

Interviewer: Fine?

Pupil: Yes.

Lubov Zhukova, a teacher at School Number 20 in central Lugansk, was one of the first teachers in Eastern Ukraine to open up her classroom on Monday for the first day of term. Due to heavy government shelling and violence on the ground, many schools throughout Donetsk and Lugansk regions have remained close.

One of Zhukova’s students answered questions on his first day of second grade, saying he was happy to start second grade, but didn’t know what the future would hold.

The majority of schools in the west of Ukraine have opened for the autumn term as usual.

Ukraine: As crisis rages on, Lugansk opens schools for first day of term01:09
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Interviewer: What’s your mood today?

Pupil: Good.

Interviewer: What was happening today?

Pupil: Today, I liked that I stepped into the second grade.

Interviewer: What were you doing today?

Pupil: I brushed my teeth, washed my face and went here, and had some meals.

Interviewer: What’s going to be in the future?

Pupil: There are different (perspectives), cause I live at Zarechnaya (street)

Interviewer: How’s life in Lugansk right now?

Pupil: Fine

Interviewer: Fine?

Pupil: Yes.

Lubov Zhukova, a teacher at School Number 20 in central Lugansk, was one of the first teachers in Eastern Ukraine to open up her classroom on Monday for the first day of term. Due to heavy government shelling and violence on the ground, many schools throughout Donetsk and Lugansk regions have remained close.

One of Zhukova’s students answered questions on his first day of second grade, saying he was happy to start second grade, but didn’t know what the future would hold.

The majority of schools in the west of Ukraine have opened for the autumn term as usual.

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