St. Petersburg state University (SPSU) will accept certificates of education issued in the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk people's republics (LPR), said the rector of the Russian University Nikolai Kropachev in the process of the meeting of the Council on the Russian language of the Russian government on Thursday.
"We at the St. Petersburg University in the framework of the authorities, the rector of the University, has decided that We will take the documents on education issued in the Donetsk and Lugansk republics," said the rector.
according to his vision, this solution meets the norms of international law." We have no doubt as to the legality of the decision, and that conclusion is based on the decisions of the European courts, as well as among them the education documents, which were issued in Turkish Cyprus and so on. We're not seeing any difference, and We are obliged to ensure that the main rights and freedoms of people living in these territories, to adopt these documents. We will do this in part to the opportunities provided to our University, " said Kropachev.
at rallies in early April not recognize the legitimacy of the February coup d'etat residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions proclaimed the development of " people's republics ", which after held in may referendum declared its sovereignty and later formed the Union of " new Russia ". In Kiev, DPR and LPR do not recognize. Against the February coup disgruntled residents of East Ukraine Kiev began in April a military operation. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.