Russia plans indoctrination campaign in occupied Ukrainian territories

3 April, 09:03 PM
The occupiers (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

The occupiers (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

Russian occupation “authorities” are preparing a campaign to impose Russian identity on the local population in temporarily occupied areas of Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Ukraine’s Center for National Resistance reported on April 3.

“The top military-political leadership of Russia continues to take consistent steps aimed at erasing Ukrainian identity from the consciousness of the population of the TOT (temporarily occupied territory) in southern Ukraine,” the message reads.

The Center for National Resistance notes the chairman of Russia’s Federal Agency for Nationalities, Yevgeny Barinov, recently have made a statement in which he announced the agency will soon open a network of offices in occupied areas of Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

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Their stated goal would be to "strengthen Russian identity and interethnic unity in regions that have only recently been liberated from the oppression of Ukrainian propaganda."

Additionally, the offices will be focused on attracting various social groups of the local population to cooperate with Russian organizations.

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