In many institutions, explosive waves have smashed windows, destroyed facades, and broke roofs. As a result of direct hits and mortar shelling, some of them require major repairs or even cannot be restored, Censor.NET reports referring to Hennadii Moskal, Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration.
"In Toshkivka (Popasna district) Grad shells destroyed a sport hall and a school canteen. The shelling started when children were at school. The students were saved by teachers who heard the volleys and said them to go home. In Troitske (Popasna district) Grad shells almost destroyed a gym which had just been repaired after the previous shelling," Moskal wrote.
In Novotoshkivka village school the roof and heating system were destroyed. In Triokhizbenka village school Grads ruined some lift slabs. Three schools in Stanytsia Luhanska village, as well as three schools and two kindergartens in Popasna town were ruined.
Moskal emphasized that in most cases Ukrainian law enforcers were not positioned near the destroyed educational institutions, so there was no point to shell them.
Some schools were repaired and started working since the cease-fire was declared.