Education in the occupied territories of Ukraine (February 24 – April 30, 2022)


Cedos has collected and recorded evidence of education in areas that have been temporarily occupied by Russian troops.

As a result of the full-scale invasion of Russian troops into the Ukrainian territory, a number of Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages have been occupied (particularly in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv Regions). Some of these territories were de-occupied in early April 2022.

In this paper, Cedos has recorded the main evidence of education in the occupied territories based on personal contacts and reports in official sources, media, and social media. The paper consists of several parts: an overview of the organisation of studies and the working conditions of educators in the territories occupied as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022; reports on the education of children deported to the Russian territory; a brief overview of the situation with education in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well as Crimea after 2014; and photos of Ukrainian education institutions where Russian invaders made their bases.

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