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Kharkiv built classrooms in subway stations to protect students from missiles

To protect its students from the threat of hypersonic Russian short-range missiles, the city decided Kharkiv of the east Ukrainian building dozens of school buildings classes in subway stations so that some students can return to live teaching.

Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, had a population of more than 1.4 million before Russia invaded in February 2022.

Parts of the city are less than 32 kilometers from the Russian border.

Its northern suburbs have suffered enormous damage from the war.

Schools in Kharkiv, as reported by the Athens News Agency citing local media, were forced to switch to distance learning during the war as some Russian missiles can hit the city in less than a minute – not enough time to transport students. in shelters.

Yesterday, Tuesday (29/8) city mayor Ihor Terekhov said 60 school classrooms have been set up in metro stations in Kharkiv ahead of the start of the new school year in September creating space for lifelong learning for more than 1,000 children.

“Children will be able to socialize with each other, find a common language, communicate. I absolutely support it,” says Irina Loboda, the mother of a student outside a metro station in the city center where school classrooms have been built.

Source: News Beast

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