In pics - Ukrainian children return to school amid ongoing Russian conflict
It was the first day of school in Ukraine and amidst the ongoing Russian invasion, it was difficult for the kids to come back to most schools which were destroyed in the last few months. However, there were some who turned up for the new school year.
First day of school
The war has not spared the kids as according to Ukraine’s General Prosecutors' office, 379 children were killed while 223 went missing.
The infrastructure in Ukraine has also taken a severe hit due to the Russian attacks and according to AP, 2,400 schools across the country were destroyed in the last six months.
More than half
However, the destruction was not able to stop around 51 per cent of Ukrainian schools from welcoming the kids back on the first day of the academic year.
Kyiv and Lviv
Schools in the Kyiv and Lviv regions were among those welcoming students back to classrooms including more than 7,300 displaced students (Text: AP)
Sorry state of affairs
In the areas of Ukraine that have come under heavy attack, students have been left with a poorer education system, according to a report by the Centre for Information Resilience, a London-based human rights organisation. (Text: The Guardian)