Invaders want to Russify all schools in Mariupol - Denisova

Invaders want to Russify all schools in Mariupol - Denisova

Russian invaders are planning to Russify the educational process in Mariupol in the new school year, introducing their own standards.

According to Ukrinform, Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova said this on Telegram.

"As part of 'adaptation' to the transition to Russian programs, only three subjects will be taught in schools: Russian language and literature, history of Russia and mathematics. The invaders also organized an 'organizational and methodological' meeting of teachers who are being forced to cooperate in the educational process," Denisova wrote.

According to her, dissenters are threatened with "negative" consequences - from "filtration camps" to the restriction of "humanitarian aid."

Denisova stressed that involving children in education near the area of active hostilities poses a direct threat to their lives and safety and is a direct violation of Article 38 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

She also stressed that imposing the education of the occupying power contradicts Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that education should be aimed at developing respect for the child's parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values, for the national values of the country in which the child is living.

Denisova called on the UN commission investigating human rights violations during the Russian military invasion of Ukraine to take into account these facts of Russia's violations of children's rights in Ukraine.

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