The city of Jarkovin the east of Ukrainewill build the country’s first completely underground school to protect students from frequent bomb and missile attacks from Russiasaid the city mayor.
“Such a shelter will allow thousands of Kharkov children to continue their in-person education safely even during missile threats,” the mayor wrote. Ihor Terekhov in the Telegram messaging application.
While many schools in frontline regions have been forced to hold online classes during the war, Kharkov has organized 60 separate classrooms in all its metro stations ahead of the school year that began on September 1, creating space for more than 1,000 children to study there.
Kharkov, Ukraine’s second largest city, had a population of more than 1.4 million before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.
Parts of the city are less than 35 kilometers from the Russian border and have come under almost daily attacks with Russian rockets and missiles that can hit before residents can reach their homes. shelters.