Although with a delay, but still the Tavria National University has started a new academic year for more than 600 students in Kiev. The opening ceremony was held in the building of the Ministry of Education and Science, reported a QHA correspondent.

Most university staff and students have moved to the mainland Ukraine following the annexation of the Crimea. The Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev congratulated the participants on the start of the new academic year.

The university will teach specialists for de-occupied Crimean autonomy. I wish students the successful studies. I really hope they will take an active part in the liberation of Crimea from occupants, said Dzhemilev.

The ceremony was attended by teachers, students, and their parents. Sergey Mokrenyuk Chairman of the Coordination Council on the IDPs from the Crimea, stressed the importance of training students for the country's future.

Resumption of the University’s work is one of the most important decisions after the resumption of our army. Now the task to rebuild the liberated Crimea is laid upon you as well. You are the best. We are proud that you have made efforts for the resumption of the university! said Dzhemilev.