Aug. 31 () –
The Ukrainian authorities have warned this Wednesday that teachers who teach Russian educational plans in schools in the temporarily occupied territories can be accused of collaborating.
The chairman of the Education Commission of the Ukrainian Parliament, Serhii Babak, has warned that teachers who try to teach classes according to Russian programs “will be equated with collaborators”, as established by current Ukrainian legislation.
Therefore, he has made it known that “they are subject to the Criminal Code of Ukraine with all its negative consequences,” as he warned at a press conference reported by the state news agency Ukrinform.
“Children at an early age sometimes don’t understand what is going on and parents can be intimidated so that children are forced to go to school,” said Babak, who has assured that many of the teaching staff who are in the territories administered by Moscow they refuse to work with “the invaders”.
According to the figures that Babak himself has offered, in the territories that are currently under Russian command, there are some 1,300 schools that, for the moment, will only be open virtually.
On the other hand, as of September 1, some 12,900 secondary education centers will start the school year, although only in just over 3,500 of them in person, the president of this parliamentary commission has reported.