OKSANA KOLIADA: WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESTORE OLD TIES WITH RESIDENTS OF TOT, WE NEED TO BUILD NEW ONES
Oksana Koliada, Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, spoke about building new ties with residents of the temporarily occupied territories, their integration into the Ukrainian cultural and legal space during her participation in the Unity Forum, which started in Mariupol.
“The reintegration of the population will not be quick; for many years this has been opposed by Russian propaganda. We think strategically and forward-looking, but are taking actions now and locally. And the first thing we should do is work with young people who can become our guide in this matter. Our task, which is quite realistic, is to attract as many children as possible to get a Ukrainian education, to enter Ukrainian higher institutions. And we are doing everything to simplify their path,” said Minister Oksana Koliada.
Now about 4,500 school pupils and almost 2,000 students of higher educational institutions receive Ukrainian distance education. And according to Oksana Koliada, it is necessary to increase the number of such students.
And to do this we have to simplify the rules for crossing the contact line.