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Luhansk resumes peaceful life after Kiev law enforcers retreat

September 05, 2014, 15:17 UTC+3 LUGANSK

Public transport has resumed passenger service free of charge

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LUHANSK, September 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Life is slowing coming back to normal in Luhanks after the Ukrainian law enforcers retreated from the main city on the self-proclaimed Luhansk territory.

Educational establishments have resumed work on September 1 when a new school year began. Local educational establishments are staffed to 60% on the average. Local institutes, provided with electric power generators, no longer fear power cuts-off.

Around 2,700 graduates of local schools are planning to continue education at local institutes which survived artillery attacks. All the applicants have been guaranteed budgetary support.

A local newspaper - The 21st Century, has been published despite the absence of modern communication facilities. The newspaper remains the only source of information for many in Luhansk. Radio broadcasts have been recently resumed to Luhansk on the FM frequency band, the newspaper said.

Public transport has resumed passenger service free of charge. Free meals will be served soon at city canteens.

Workers have been enrolled in construction teams to restore the heavily damaged city.

All the hospitals and maternity houses in the city have resumed work in the city; the dental services are available round the clock. The Pension Fund is ready to resume payments; retired teachers are the first to get pension allowances.

Meanwhile, fighting between the self-defense forces of self-proclaimed Luhansk territory and Ukrainian law enforcers continues north of Luhansk. On September 1 spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Andrei Lysenko said that the Ukrainian law enforcers had retreated from Luhansk airport.

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