Kharkiv region is one of the most damaged in terms of destroyed educational institutions.

As of May 24, 2023, 713 educational institutions in the Kharkiv region were affected by the actions of the Russian occupiers. In particular, 335 schools were destroyed or damaged.

Overall, 3198 educational institutions in Ukraine have suffered from bombing and shelling. Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, announced this during a press conference.

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets / Photo: Denys Glushko, Gwara Media

“We see that the Russians continue to destroy educational institutions systematically. Most of the affected institutions are located in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions,” the ombudsman said.

Nevertheless, according to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov, a mixed mode of education for schoolchildren is planned to start on September 1.

Many parents have been asking the city council to resume offline learning in schools, so the city is actively working on arranging shelters in educational institutions. To date, shelters have been set up in about a hundred schools.

It is also planned to partially resume offline education in Lozova, Krasnohrad and part of Bohodukhiv districts of Kharkiv Oblast.

See also

  • Kharkiv Oblast schools to get prepared for offline work. Currently, 631 schools and 257 kindergartens operate in Kharkiv Oblast. Five kindergartens and eight schools remain under the occupation. Distance education has been resumed in Balakliia and Kupiansk special schools.
  • Seven schools affected by Russian invasion to be restored in Kharkiv Oblast. Smilyvi Charitable Foundation and the “Daring to Restore” volunteer initiative will rebuild schools in the region.