Today, DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko reopened the repaired High School № 14 Lider, rebuilt after the August bombardment of Gorlovka. Zakharchenko told the audience:
Today, we mark a joyful event. I want to congratulate you on the fact that we restored this beautiful high school. I can say that our children won’t learn in basements… the Ukrainians are deeply mistaken; we will study in normal schools, high schools, and universities. Even if they’re in ruins, we’ll make them even better than they were before.
Also present were Roman Khramenkov, the Head of the Gorlovka GMA*, school officials and teachers, students, and parents, totalling about 400 people. Khramenkov said:
On 25 August, I was here and saw this school after the attacks by the Ukrainian aggressors… it was completely in ruins. We pledged to restore it before 1 October, to admit students. We fulfilled these obligations. As you can see, today, the students of this school, albeit belatedly, sit at their desks and celebrate the Day of Knowledge.
- GMA: State Municipal Administration, administrative apparat of a city
Lyudmila Isakieva, the Director of the School, said:
I thank those who helped restore the school. Especially, I’d like to thank the Gorlovka enterprise Stirol. Its workers are helping to repair housing in our city and to rehabilitate four other schools.
To mark the opening, Chairman Zakharchenko solemnly cut a ribbon; after that, he helped a student plant a young birch tree in the schoolyard. In conclusion, Zakharchenko made a tour of the repaired facilities.
Gorlovka High School № 14 Lider suffered damaged during terror bombardment by junta forces on the morning of 25 August. There were eight direct hits on the building, damaging the roof, floors, gym, and glazing. On the same day in Gorlovka, the junta aggressors fired at School № 16, Vocational School № 25, and Kindergarten № 14. According to the DNR Minoborony, the junta forces fired 12.2-cm and 15.2-cm artillery from positions near Maiorsk.
2 October 2015
DAN Donetsk News Agency