12:38 26 Jul 2022

russian forces destroy Ukrainian children's literature in occupied territories

In the Kharkiv region, russian invaders are destroying Ukrainian books

The Borova village council reports.

As the council stressed in the statement, even fairy tales and illustrated books with almost no text are subject to "disposal."

"The fight against Ukrainian textbooks and literature continues in the occupied territories.

We know that the school libraries of the neighboring Kupiansk district have already received an order from the occupation authorities to compile a register of all the books they have, published since 1991, and to dispose of them," the council said.

Representatives of the Borova village council also note that the aggressors plan to start the new academic year with their educational programs. For that, they promise to bring textbooks to schools from russia's Krasnodar Territory.

We will remind you that the invaders have already used such tactics in the Donetsk region. In June, the russian forces brought russian textbooks for primary and secondary school to one of the schools in occupied Mariupol.

"russians brought 5 thousand textbooks to school No. 4, which the russians plan to open soon. Now the library has textbooks for primary and secondary schools on the study of russian language and literature, russian history, and nature (in russian)," the mayor's adviser noted.

In particular, in Mariupol, the russians began to "denazify" libraries. russian aggressors inventory all library, school, and other book funds. They classify Ukrainian literature as "extremist" literature and destroy it.

Also, in Manhush and Nikolske, in the Donetsk region, the occupiers are destroying Ukrainian-language books, particularly history and literature.

Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence reported that the invaders destroyed Ukrainian literature in the temporarily occupied territories. russian occupying forces seized Ukrainian historical and literary literature from the libraries of the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Chernihiv, and Sumy regions.


From the new academic year, the aggressors plan to completely Russify the educational process, introducing their standards in the occupied territories. Teachers are forced to cooperate, and those who disagree are threatened with "negative consequences."

In addition, Ukrainian Ombudsman's Office reported that 3,500 teachers in the occupied territories are undergoing retraining to teach according to "russian standards."

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