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.
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.