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.
In Melitopol the occupiers continue their campaign to transfer education to Russian standards. The first batch of Russian textbooks was brought to temporarily occupied Melitopol by the minister of education of the russian federation Sergey Kravtsov. As the minister of the aggressor country noted, there’s no aggression in history textbooks. Schoolchildren will be brought up in the traditions of friendship between people.
A russian minister arrived in Melitopol with propaganda textbooks (screenshot)
Kherson School No. 48, the first of Kherson's educational institutions, "successfully passed accreditation at the ministry of education of the russian federation". On July 14 the minister of education of the russian federation Sergey Kravtsov solemnly presented the director of the school Tatyana Stytsyuk with the state accreditation certificate. russian certificates were delivered to the first graduates.
"We constantly receive information about the planned assimilation policy of the occupiers and collaborators - the organizers of linguocide - and it’s all about the displacement of the Ukrainian language from public space, social use, as well as discrimination, persecution or repression against the citizens of Ukraine on the basis of language", - the State Language Protection Commissioner of Ukraine writes in his column on LB.UA.
Linguocide. The Ukrainian language has undergone linguocide for centuries. It was repressed, banned, subjected to anathemas and persecution. Both in the years of russian tsarism and in soviet times, the rulers tried to eliminate, trample and take away the language. Each century added the new strokes to the linguistic destruction of the native word.
How the "russian world" destroys higher education institutions in the East of Ukraine: deliberate bombing educational institutions that are not the military targets is one of numerous crimes that Russia is committing in the war against Ukraine. According to the latest data, 43 higher education institutions were damaged as a result of Russian shelling. Five of them are completely destroyed and cannot be renovated.
The lecture hall of the Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University after the shelling by russian occupiers / Photo: Donetsk Police
"The occupiers seized the premises of the Tavria State Agrotechnological University and the Melitopol State Pedagogical University and created a fake university in Melitopol. Diplomas of this "institution" will not be recognized by any civilized country in the world", - Mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov.
rf is trying to oust any traces of Ukrainian identity in the seized territories. As the Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea informs, "the russian federation uses children to promote narratives hostile to Ukraine in the territories seized by it".
Posters with writers and people’s artists who contributed greatly to the development of Russian culture appeared on the main streets of the temporarily occupied Kherson. According to Kherson’s occupiers, “The people of Kherson are the pride of russia!” - this is not just a beautiful phrase but also the statement of a fact: Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Lavrenyov, Evgeniy Matveev, natives of the city, who left rich cultural heritage for russia.
According to the State Language Protection Commissioner Taras Kremin, "the language front is not a field for battles, but the new opportunities to affirm our values, identity and victorious spirit. Therefore, in the conditions of a full-scale war against the terrorist state there should be no discussions regarding the language law".