May 25, 2022, 13:33

In occupied territories schools go “idle” to avoid working with occupiers

Serhii Babak, Chair of Verkhovna Rada’s Education, Science, and Innovations Committee made this statement at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“In the occupied territories, some schools have finished the school year, some have gone “idle.” This happens if the occupying forces make them continue educating (students) and promise russian certificates. But the Criminal Code of Ukraine recognizes cooperation with the occupier as collaborationism. Therefore, we immediately developed a simple algorithm — a school stops working as usual, the teaching staff retains partial payment. At the moment, we do not know of any attempts by russia to issue certificates, but there are cases when the occupiers are imposing a russian program,” — he said.

Serhii Babak urged not to cooperate with the occupiers, as such actions would have consequences.

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