Schools and kindergartens in the border zone will be closed in the Belgorod region due to the war in Ukraine

In five districts of the Belgorod region, located in a five-kilometer border zone, schools and kindergartens will be temporarily closed; on September 1, children will be forced to go to institutions in other districts. This was announced by the Governor of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov in his Telegram channel.

We are talking about the Belgorod and Shebekinsky districts, the districts of Krasnaya Yaruga, Grayvoron, Borisovka, which border on the Sumy region and part of the Kharkov region of Ukraine, where the war is now going on.

Gladkov said that he received a lot of questions from parents, teachers and children about how schools will work in the border areas from September 1. He specified that institutions in four municipalities will work in the usual format. At the same time, the authorities decided to close schools and kindergartens in five districts and districts.

“They will be closed. Children will attend those schools and kindergartens that have been determined by the municipal authorities. I hope you will agree that the issue of life and health safety of every child and every adult is an unconditional priority in our activities.”

Earlier it became known that the authorities of the Belgorod region refuse to pay compensation to the relatives of Elena Ushakova, who died during the shelling of the village of Zhuravlevka. Two shells flew right into the courtyard of her house, Ushakova herself was caught by shrapnel. The woman began to bleed arterially on her leg, and the doctors could not compensate for the blood loss, the next day Elena died. After the funeral, the woman's family applied to various authorities, but everywhere they were told that payments were not due.

The Belgorod region has become one of the regions of Russia most affected by the Kremlin's aggression in Ukraine. From there, rockets are fired at Kharkov (and at times receive return fire), and there is also a staging post for Russian troops before being sent to the war zone. The Insider wrote what life looks like on the Russian side of the border and what locals think about the war, the governor and their future.

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