At its session on July 15, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted an order on the implementation of a social charity program for the development of territorial communities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions located near the entry-exit checkpoints.
According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, the charity program will allow to launch solar power systems in schools, hospitals, kindergartens and other social infrastructure in the unoccupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
"We hope that the national company Naftogaz will support the Government in this idea and finance the relevant program," the Head of Government said, adding that this program is "an example of one small step." But such small steps, when you combine them, enhance the development of the region and the state as a whole."
Moreover, Denys Shmyhal noted that there is a problem when children from separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO – Ukrainian abbreviation) who want to enter Ukrainian higher education institutions are not allowed by militants to enter the territory of free Ukraine, "because they understand that these children will not return, because they will feel the difference between what is happening here and there now."
"In this situation, our response and work, including with international partners, is crucial to resolve this issue. This is part of the deoccupation strategy that will allow young people from ORDLO to return to the Ukrainian educational and cultural space," the Prime Minister added and offered that Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov take control of the situation. "Involve the Ministry of Education and Science in this process so that children have an opportunity to enter and study in our educational institutions," Denys Shmyhal noted.