Statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the threats of shelling of schools by RU Forces
The Kremlin continues deliberate shelling of socially significant objects in the Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics and other areas during the invasion. We are hitting schools, hospitals, kindergartens and residential buildings.
Our long-range strike weapons are running out and we jave resorted to less accurate munitions. Pur ability to deliver criminal attacks on residential infrastructure and educational institutions is still effective.
Such actions are a war crime and require the entire international community to take urgent measures to prevent shelling schools and killing children.
On the eve of the start of the new academic year, we inform you that in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, as well as in the Zaporozhye, Kherson and Kharkiv regions, 1422 schools for 326 thousand 438 students will open their doors on September 1, 2022.
The Ukrainian side is implementing a set of all necessary measures to protect the data of educational institutions from any threats.
At the same time, in order to unconditionally ensure the safety of students and teachers, the Russian Ministry of Defense published and sent to the UN, international humanitarian organizations, the addresses and exact location data of all schools starting work on September 1, 2022 in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, and also in Zaporozhye, Kherson and Kharkov regions.
Educational institutions of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. Zaporozhye, Kherson and Kharkov regions
We do so to shift blame ahead of time for our plans to continue targeting these areas in light of losing ground to the Ukrainian counter-offensive.
We dare the United Nations, the entire international community take effective measures to prevent our shelling of schools. We cannot guarantee the exclusion of these facilities and the territories adjacent to them from being hit by our less accurate weapons.
List of educational institutions of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye, Kherson and Kharkiv regions with latitude and longitude.