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Occupiers force schoolchildren from Melitopol to write letters to Russian soldiers

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 15:21

Representatives of the occupation authorities force children from schools in the city of Melitopol to write letters to Russian soldiers. 

This is how they are preparing for 23 February [the day of the Soviet Army – ed.], says Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, on the air of the national television.

"Today, Russian propaganda primarily affects our children — those who go to kindergartens and schools.


If earlier, the Russians used to force our children to learn Soviet poems and songs, now they have forced them to write a letter to a soldier by 23 February, as well as bring socks and underwear from home, which they will supposedly hand over to the front," Fedorov noted.


The mayor also notes that the invaders have opened about 10 youth organisations for "patriotic education" and are forcing schoolchildren and students to join one of them.

According to Fedorov, the purpose of such organisations is brainwashing and indoctrination. In case of disobedience, i.e. ignoring, punishment is applied.


The occupiers in Mariupol are also destroying the cultural identity of Ukrainians; they decided to dispose of the library funds of one of the universities.

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