In the so-called “department of education”, formed in Izyum during the occupation of the city, law enforcement officers seized a folder with secret documents, which indicated how the “introduction” of Russian education in the Kharkiv region was to take place. This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Among the documents are “materials for a meeting on the support and development of education systems in the Kharkiv region.” One of the curators of this process was the “Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation”.
The occupants planned to issue Russian certificates of completion of 11 classes to students. One of the documents emphasizes that “the Ministry of Education should speed up the printing of certificates on the basis of the Belgorod region.”
Also among the plans was to invite teachers from the Russian Federation to the region – a special emphasis was to be on “historians and writers” in order to introduce “patriotic education”.
One of the documents says that children should be guided exclusively by institutions of higher education in the Belgorod region.
In addition, the invaders planned to send “1-2 especially distinguished children” to the camp in temporarily occupied Crimea, and students of grades 7-9 – to Belgorod. Russian propaganda for children was planned under the guise of “care and rest”.
The seized documents will be used by prosecutors to prosecute collaborators and investigate crimes related to Russian education.