The last time Ukrainian cities faced occupation and artillery bombing was during World War II. That was until this spring, when Russia annexed Crimea and started to supply rebels who have occupied large cities in the East of Ukraine. This has changed everyday life for millions of Ukrainian citizens, among them thousands of school-leavers who want to enter university.
This year’s admissions campaign is the most difficult one since the very beginning of Ukrainian independence in 1991. The government has lost all possibilities of conducting external independent testing, or EIT, in Crimea and in major parts of the Donbas region. (...) - University World News, by Yegor Stadny, 22 August 2014 Issue No:331