Donetsk, Sep 1 — DAN. More than 220 educational facilities have been renovated in the Donetsk People’s Republic by the beginning of the new schoolyear, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin said at a an opening ceremony of new schools in which President Vladimir Putin took part via a video link.

“More than 220 schools have been repaired in the Republic, ” Pushilin said.

Donetsk schools opened their doors to more than 40,000 pupils on Knowledge Day (September 1), including 3,442 first-years.*jk