Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations V.A. Nebenzya spoke at the Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, focusing on children and education
Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations V.A. Nebenzya spoke at the Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, focusing on children and education.
Vasily Alekseevich began his speech with President Poroshenko's 2014 thesis regarding the residents of Donbass: “...We will support children and pensioners, they will not. Our children will go to schools and kindergartens, but theirs will stay in basements. This is exactly how we will win this war”. This thesis became the basis of Kiev's policy, which for eight years has been killing children and deliberately shelling educational facilities in Donbass.
The Permanent Representative emphasized that during eight years more than a hundred children have been killed under the shelling of Ukrainian punitive forces in Donbass. The number of orphaned children, whose parents are killed by the Ukrainian armed formations, is also growing.
“Schools, hospitals, children's playgrounds, and key infrastructure were under target fire of Ukrainian troops. Between 2014 and 2022, more than 200 cases of damage to educational facilities were recorded in the LPR alone, almost half of which were schools and kindergartens,” Nebenzya stressed.
The Permanent Representative also said that today there is much evidence by civilians how educational facilities (schools, kindergartens) are used by the Ukrainian troops as strongholds that endangers children lives and destroys the educational infrastructure of Ukraine.
“Deliberate destruction of civilian facilities is Kiev’s signature piece,” the Ambassador stated.
Critical emphasis has been given to the “quality” of education in Ukraine – the brainwashing Ukrainian children, instilling of pseudo-history, Russophobia and propaganda.
Having analyzed more than 300 Ukrainian school textbooks and educational materials, the Ambassador provided “colleagues” some extracts from the Ukrainian school program, in which “ancestors of the French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turks and even Jews came from Ukraine…”, “Considering the French are Gauls, they came from Ukrainian Galicia” and “Formation of the Ukrainian nation extends over 140 thousand years”.
Particular attention was paid to “work” of Valery Bebik, a marginal historian who submits absurd historical theories, starting with the fact that “the name of the Mena town in Chernigov Region was given to the first Egyptian Pharaoh Menes, and Genghis Khan (a true Ukrainian) was called Bogdan,” and ending with the fact that “the Ukrainian state has existed for over 7,500 years, and even Jesus Christ could have been a Galician."
The Permanent Representative emphasized that such marginal pseudo-historians exist in every country, but in Ukraine Bebik became not just a “historian”, but was appointed by Poroshenko as temporary chairman of the public council within the Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy and was repeatedly nominated for the “Shevchenko National Award of Ukraine,” thereby being raised to “the chief historian of Ukraine.”