Purposeful destruction of the Ukrainian language (linguocide), as a defining feature of the Ukrainian nation, by Russia for many centuries is an indisputable historical fact.
Linguocide is a constituent part of the policy of genocide against Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territories. Ukrainian language, as an important factor of national identity and state formation, is one of Russia's main goals in the war against Ukraine.
Acts of linguocide of the Ukrainian language are always accompanied by threats, intimidation, use of physical force, psychological pressure, restraint of liberty, abduction, torture, murder and other crimes against Ukrainians. Illegal acts and documents containing evidence of linguocide may be issued and distributed on behalf of the occupation administrations.
We hope all occupiers’ crimes, including those ones related to linguocide, will be duly recorded, investigated and brought to justice. The perpetrators must be identified and punished.
For that purpose, the State Language Protection Commissioner of Ukraine Taras Kremin appealed to the Ukrainians and representatives of international community to report about the acts of linguocide against the Ukrainian language (any actions of the occupiers or their collaborators aimed at discrimination or persecution of Ukrainians on the basis of language, forcible expulsion of the Ukrainian language from public space and public use, replacing it with Russian).
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Detailed documentation of acts of linguocide of the Ukrainian language will be important for the arrangement of legal prosecution of criminals and bringing them to justice.
We bring to your attention the following statements of the State Language Protection Commissioner and other facts regarding the acts of genocide of the Ukrainian language.
The occupiers in the Kherson region are preparing to ban the Ukrainian language in documents. According to the occupier Kiril Stremousov, who was appointed by russian occupiers as the so-called Deputy Head of the Civil-Military Administration of the Kherson region, circulation of documents will be conducted exclusively in russian as it’s the native language which the region has been speaking for ages. “russian will become the state language along with Ukrainian and teaching in schools and universities will be conducted in russian but at the request of parents Ukrainian classes can be formed", – the occupier Stremousov adds.
"Preparation for annexation". How the occupiers carry out "russification" of the south of Ukraine. How do the occupiers plan to introduce the educational process according to the Russian curriculum? How will Russia affect the locals in case of a prolonged occupation of southern Ukraine?
Pursuing a policy of linguocide, the occupiers are deliberately destroying the Ukrainian educational system. Taras Kremin commented on the information about the continuation of the school year in Mariupol till September 1.
The occupiers have announced the prolongation of the school year till September 1. No holidays. Their main goal is to de-Ukrainianize schoolchildren and to prepare them for the Russian curriculum they will have to study next school year - Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol.
The russian occupiers in Crimea plan to exclude the study of English from the school curriculum calling it dangerous for pupils. According to the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova, “instead of English, which is spoken in many "unfriendly countries", it is proposed to increase the scale of learning "their languages". In this case - russian. The study of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in Crimea is blocked”.
russia's actions in Ukraine provide enough evidence to conclude that Moscow is inciting genocide and committing atrocities intended to destroy the Ukrainian people. This is stated in the legal report of American and Canadian experts, CNN reports.
The occupation authority of the russian federation uses education as a tool to destroy the national identity of Ukrainians. In Kherson region the rashists are forcing teachers to switch to russian teaching curriculum. This was announced by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova.
History of russification of Ukraine: how the Ukrainian language was being killed. The history of russification of Ukraine lasts for several centuries. The Ukrainian language has been banned in education, printing and public sphere since the 17th century.
The Commissioner asks to report about the acts of linguocide against the Ukrainian language (any actions of the occupiers or their collaborators aimed at discrimination or persecution of Ukrainians on the basis of language, forcible expulsion of the Ukrainian language from public space and public use, replacing it with russian).