This was announced by Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov during a live broadcast on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
"Today, a difficult but absolutely correct decision was made: all school principals, without exception, wrote resignation letters in a show of protest, unwilling to cooperate with the occupiers," Fedorov said.
He also asked Halyna Danylchenko, whom the invaders had been appointed "acting mayor," not to make local children a "human shield" or hold them hostage.
As reported earlier, since April, the Russian invaders intended to have classes resumed in Melitopol schools – in line with a Russian-imposed curriculum, with Russian being the language of command. The occupying power promised to pay teachers who would agree to cooperate bonuses in Russian roubles.
A few days ago, the invaders kidnapped the chief of the Melitopol City Council Education Department, Iryna Shcherbak, who refused to cooperate.