Еxombudsmen Liudmyla Denisova: The Russians conducted a “single state exam” in schools in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, which is analogous to the Ukrainian Independent external evaluation. At the same time, the occupiers do not allow children to personally choose the exams and subjects they want to study.
“Children who pass these “exams” will receive certificates of secondary education according to russian standards and will be able to enter russian universities”, – said Denisova.
The invaders inform schoolchildren and parents that children will not return to Ukraine and will not be able to enter Ukrainian educational institutions.
Thus, the occupying power of the russian federation purposefully uses education as a means to implement the policy of destroying the national identity of Ukrainians.
Such actions of racists are a direct violation of the right to cultural and national identity. This contradicts the provisions of Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which stipulates that the child’s education should be aimed at fostering respect for cultural identity, language and national values, preparing children for a conscious life in a free society in understanding, peace and tolerance.