PM Støre meets Ukrainian schoolchildren: “They have been through a lot”

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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On Monday, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) visited a school in Sandefjord that several children from Ukraine now attend.

“It left a strong impression on me. These children have been through a lot in the past, but after coming here, they can look ahead,” Støre told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

On Monday, he visited the City School in Sandefjord, a school that has a long tradition of accepting children who speak a foreign language.

The school currently has five Ukrainian refugees as students. At school, they learn basic Norwegian. Eventually, they will go to other schools in the Municipality.

Støre was greeted by songs when he arrived at the school, and he received, among other things, a drawing with a message of solidarity with Ukraine.

Nine-year-old Kotsja and Misha, who recently arrived in Norway from Ukraine and have only been going to the school for a few days, were among the students Støre met.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "PM Støre meets Ukrainian schoolchildren: “They have been through a lot”"

  1. My kids report no Ukrainian kids in their schools yet, but they’re ready to welcome them when they arrive. 🙂

    But again, this tragedy could have been completely avoided in the first place if the West had instead *supported* giving the Russians the fair security treaty we owe them after all our security promises to them we have broken.

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