Russia working on recognition of Donbas diplomas

14:47, 26 December 2014
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The Russian Ministry of Education and Science intends to recognize diplomas and certificates of graduate schools and universities in the Donbas, Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitriy Livanov said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia on Thursday, according to Ukrainian television’s 112 Ukraine channel.

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"We think that the south-eastern regions of Ukraine are inhabited by people who are closely associated with Russia by cultural and blood ties, and it is very important for them to have full rights and opportunities in education," he said.

"For today, these people are in a very difficult situation, because the buildings of educational establishments have been partially destroyed," Livanov said.

"According to this, we believe that our task along with the colleagues in the government is to do everything possible so that the children and young people who live in this area receive a full education, and have the opportunity to continue it. In particular, it is important that the school graduates could continue their education in Russian universities," he said.

"At the moment, the ministry collects data analysis on the number of schoolchildren, teachers, professors, students, on the condition of the educational establishments and on their need for educational materials," Livanov added.

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