New Form of Violence: Russian Rules For Ukrainian Lands

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, April 25, 2022
2 MIN
New Form of Violence: Russian Rules For Ukrainian Lands

In the occupied territories, Russians change the curriculum, declare mobilization, restricted freedom of movement, take the results of Ukrainian labor 

The Russian army controls several Ukrainian lands. Despite the protests of Ukrainians, the Russian military is trying to impose its rules with leaflets and force. 

Ukrainian schools run by Russian criminals must readmit students. At the same time, the Russians do not recognize the Ukrainian school program and impose a plan of education previously occupied by the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The basic prohibition applies to studying Ukrainian writers and the use of the state language for conversations with students. That is, young Ukrainians are forbidden to learn and know their native language.

Also, the occupiers in the captured villages and cities of the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya regions are trying to mobilize to strengthen their positions. But Ukrainian men want to be only on the side of Ukraine, so the occupiers' attempts are unsuccessful.

Another example of an attempt to impose "Russian peace" on Ukrainians is recorded in occupied Melitopol. Russians restrict the freedom of movement of residents of Melitopol — from April 30, the exit and entry to occupied Crimea will be closed. The occupiers report this with leaflets. This route is closed so that Ukrainian men could not leave Ukraine — Crimea serves as a way of men’s departure to Poland and Georgia. But the Russian occupiers are planning a forced mobilization in Melitopol. 

And no less egregious crime against a free people is the slavery of farmers. The Russian military forced farmers in the Kherson region to give them 70% of the harvest. Also, the Russians were allowed to plant the fields only grain and sunflowers. 

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