Monitoring report “Universal soldier” (October 2022)
In October, in the occupied territories, the Russian Federation used the system of formal and informal education to destroy the Ukrainian identity, promote support for the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, and militarize children.
First-graders were enrolled in the cadet classes of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for the first time in occupied Crimea. Thus, 30 first-graders were accepted into the ranks of cadets of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation at School No. 60 in Sevastopol. Also, in October, 36 first-graders of Lyceum No. 3 named after Makarenko were ordained as cadets in Simferopol. The children took the oath and became pupils of the Main Directorate of the Investigative Committee. Such actions are aimed not only at the militarization of Ukrainian children as current, but also at creating motivation for children from the occupied territories to voluntarily join the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
The Russian Federation moved children from the territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions deep into the occupied territories and into the territory of the Russian Federation under the guise of recreation in health camps. In addition to the fact of displacement itself, the camp program is also aimed at forming Ukrainian children’s patriotic feelings towards the Russian Federation.
In the monitoring report “Universal Soldier” for October, we tell and give facts about: