Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine Anica Djamić approved this goal and noted its importance. Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Oksana Koliada during a meeting with the Ambassador discussed the steps Ukraine is taking in this direction.
“We are working to improve the access to distance education for children from temporarily occupied territories, so eventually they would have a Ukrainian high school certificate and be competitive when entering higher educational institutions of Ukraine. It means that they would have a possibility to further grow and develop, with Ukrainian diplomas to have an internship and improve their qualifications abroad,” noted Oksana Koliada
The Minister informed that currently activities are implemented to improve the work and conditions of entry-exit check points on the contact line. In particular, she noted the work of EECP “Stanytsia Luhanska”, which she recently visited and made sure that there is an emergency medical service point, that customs and border guards work at the proper level, people quickly and conveniently cross the check point.
She also added that the most difficult issue remains and it is to provide housing for internally displaced persons, therefore the Ministry for Veterans Affairs is actively working in this direction, developing a number of relevant programs.
“It is very difficult to do what you do, trying to leave people Ukrainian, even those who live in the temporarily occupied territory. Five years is a long period, but you need to work all the time, especially with children who might become exempt from Ukrainian culture and education in general,” noted Anica Djamić
She also shared her own opinion that this is a very difficult job that fell on the Ministry for Veterans Affairs - to unite the interests of residents of not controlled by Ukrainian Government areas and veterans.