Russian occupation authorities in Ukraine’s occupied southern city of Kherson are demanding that schools in the city change their curriculum to be in line with Russian ones, Ukraine’s Military Intelligence Directorate reported in a Telegram post on June 7.
According to the report, the demand was made at a meeting with head-masters on the city’s schools. Out of 60 headmasters present, only two acceded.
“They were instructed to gather their teachers and force them to reregister in compliance with Russian law, signing new contracts with the occupation administration,” the message reads.
Earlier, Russian occupation authorities have been reported as burning Ukrainian-language textbooks and classroom materials. The deliberate destruction of cultural works is recognized as a sign of genocide in international law.