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Ukrainian children in Czech schools: most of them are educated with Czech peers [CZ]

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian children who fled the war are currently being educated in the Czech Republic. The Czech education system had to respond and create a long-term education system for them. Most of the children are currently enrolled in Czech schools, but the situation has been addressed differently according to the needs of the regions and the families.

"No one in the world does it as we do." Folk culture in Ukraine, Part II. Ethnographic groups or singular ethnicities? Poleshuks, Rusyns and other inhabitants of Ukraine [CZ]

This article characterizes the ethnographic groups in Ukraine, focusing on the Poleshuks from the Ukrainian-Belarusian-Polish borderlands and the Rusyns (Lemkos, Boykos and Hutsuls) from the Carpathian region, who are also considered a separate East Slavic nation. It briefly presents interesting facts about their culture, customs and folklore.

Ukrainian Economy after the year of war [RUS]

UN experts say that the blocking of ports and damage to steel mills has had an extremely negative impact on the country's economy. Despite this, the decline of the Ukrainian economy was less than expected; the support of Western countries - primarily financial support - played a role. Ukraine's financial system has been preserved as such, banks have worked almost continuously and there has been no collapse of the hryvnia and no hyperinflation. Now the country needs to focus on a few key aspects: improving business security, expanding logistics routes, attracting foreign investment and working together with foreign partners.

Power Industry [RUS]

Ukraine is experiencing a challenging winter with constant power and heat cuts. Massive Russian bombing is primarily targeting critical infrastructure, including distribution points and thermal power plants. Coal supplies are dwindling rapidly, burning faster than they are replenished from imports and Ukrainian sources. More about the energy situation in Ukraine you can read in our article.

Setting the price cap on Russian oil is another step in the long-term strategy of Western countries [CZ]

Last December, the G7 group of the world's most developed countries agreed to cap the price of Russian oil. It set the price of a barrel at USD 60. The main aim of this price cap is to weaken Moscow's ability to finance the war in Ukraine. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has criticised the G7 decision and considers it insufficient.

Compensation for damaged and destroyed housing as a result of the Russian invasion [RUS]

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is preparing for the second reading of the long-awaited Law No. 7198, which sets out the rules for the payment of compensation for housing damaged and destroyed as a result of the Russian invasion. The general principle set out in the document is that citizens must be compensated for both partially damaged and completely destroyed houses.