School No. 6 is one of the largest in the city of Druzhkivka in Donetsk region. It is located in a two-story building that was built back in 1933. Before the Great War, 650 students studied here.
"The school is old with meter-long walls. Only in 2019, we underwent thermal sanitation at the expense of the international financial organization NEFKO. The walls were insulated, the windows and doors were replaced, the roof was completely covered," Svii Dim told the journalist. Tetyana Krykun, deputy director for economic work.
After the full-scale offensive of the Russian Federation, Tetiana left Druzhkivka for several months, and returned home in early May. She immediately went to her native school, where she has been working for more than 15 years. Two weeks later, the facility was destroyed by an airstrike.
"I live far from the school and I haven't heard anything. A representative of the State Emergency Service informed me about the destruction. It happened at 4-5 in the morning and there was no one in the room. Security guards worked only during the day shift. For safety reasons, I did not allow him to come at night. Thanks to this, no one was hurt," says Tetyana.
There were no people in the storage either, because it is in a state of emergency.
"The school is old. We didn't have paving, so the lower basement floorthe top was constantly flooded. In the future, they planned to start internal works, but the war prevented this," she says.
Tetyana Krykun stayed in Druzhkivka, constantly comes to school, takes care of the flowers and trees that were planted before important dates. This year, certificates of completion of basic and full secondary education were issued in the wings that survived the shelling.