The new Russian authorities established in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol have decided to extend the current school year for the next few months in order to subject Ukrainian schoolchildren to a new "Russian curriculum".
Petro Andriushchenko, advisor to the mayor of this coastal city in southern Ukraine that a few weeks ago has fallen under Russian control, made this complaint on Thursday on his Telegram account, in which he assures that "Russian enemies" are trying to "de-Ukrainize "to the children of the country.
"The occupiers have announced the extension of the school year until September 1. There are no vacations. Their main goal is to desucranize schoolchildren and prepare them for the Russian curriculum that they will have to take on the next school year," the municipal advisor wrote. . Throughout the summer, they will have to study Russian language, literature and history, and mathematics in the Russian language, he explained.
"The occupiers plan to open nine schools. However, so far they have only managed to find 53 teachers. Which means six teachers per school - this is a good illustration of Russian education in Mariupol under Russian occupation," Andriushchenko complained. .
The Russian army implants its administrations and organization systems in those Ukrainian regions that it has been occupying since the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, according to the kyiv authorities.
Mariúpol, on the coast of the Sea of Azov, has been the last important city to be conquered militarily by the Russians after a long siege that left the city practically destroyed and its depleted population plunged into a serious humanitarian crisis.
Despite having lost control over the city, some former Mariúpolis politicians and officials, such as Andriushchenko, continue to write messages on their networks to report on the situation in the city.