Premier opens two family-type orphanages in Luhansk

Print version
Aug. 25, 2012, 2:48 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Orphans of Zaporizhya, Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said that orphanages in Ukraine should be liquidated and the country should switch to upbringing orphans in families. 

“The government has selected a policy of liquidating orphanages and upbringing children in families,” the press service of the Ukrainian government has reported, citing Azarov speaking at a ceremony of the opening of family-type orphanages in Luhansk on Saturday.

He presented keys from two comfortable houses with area of 360 square meters and keys from cars. Azarov also presented new household equipment.

Ten children will be brought up in each house.

The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.