28 Feb 2022 17:00

Russian students being expelled from European universities due to situation in Ukraine - Russian ombudsman

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Some European universities are expelling Russian students because of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Russian commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said.

"The ministry is also taking unprecedented measures to protect the rights of Russian students who have been expelled from universities in France, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and other European states in connection with the situation in Ukraine. We have agreed to conduct this important work jointly," Moskalkova was quoted as saying on her Instagram page following a meeting with Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov.

The ministry is also offering places at Russian universities to students arriving from the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, the ombudsman said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24.