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Kremlin tries to erase Ukrainians’ national identity in occupied areas

Aug 18, 2023

Moscow is trying to erase the national identity of Ukrainians in the occupied territories. Kremlin propaganda is being imposed in schools and the media.

This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


As noted in the summary, on August 15, First Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Kiriyenko travelled to Donetsk in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine to visit schools and check their integration into the Russian education system.

According to British intelligence, in the Zaporizhzhia region, the occupation administration received instructions from Russia to introduce new accreditation standards for educational institutions. Journalists from Russia are also working in the media in the occupied regions.

In addition, a new textbook on the history of Russia will be issued to schools in the occupied regions of Ukraine and throughout the Russian Federation from 1 September 2023. The book praises the so-called special military operation and describes Ukraine as an “ultra-terrorist state”.

"Russia’s aim is to create a pro-Kremlin information space in the occupied regions in order to erode Ukrainian national identity," the British Ministry of Defense concludes.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 18/08/2023

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