Kiev junta targets Ukraine preschoolers and children

Posted on Fort Russ

“Stab the enemies!”

May 15, 2015
Curt Offillis
Translated by Krisitna Rus

Kharkov resident: we managed to save our child from the Ukrainian “zombie box”

A temporary lull in the combat zone, unfortunately, only means that the main efforts of the Kiev authorities are focused on other areas, for example, such as propaganda.

The easiest “prey” are youth and children whose psyche and consciousness less critically perceive everything broadcasted to them. Teachers and psychologists are sounding the alarm – a generation of zombies is being raised in the country, and parents remain one on one with this problem.

“On the eve of the Victory day we had a special parent meeting at the preschool. Subject – how and whom we honor this year considering the wishes of the Ministry. Of course, no St. George ribbons, no poems and songs about Victory, we were ordered to buy the red poppies symbols for 25 UAH. And most importantly – now, along with veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the Afghan veterans, we need to honor those who fought in the anti-terrorist operation as heroes”, — says Marina, a mother of a four year-old Vladik living in the Odessa region.

According to her, after the parents were obliged to come together with children to a meeting with the ATO fighter on May 8, Marina found an excuse to take her son out of preschool for now for a couple of weeks, but is considering to switch to home schooling, at least until school age.

Psychologist Natalia Ilchuk believes that “the new education policy in Ukrainian schools and preschools, first and foremost, aims to rip the children away from those foundations, which were inculcated in families, at home. So, we should expect a generation of Pavlik Morozovs, children without roots, without family affections, for whom ideology will become above parents and family values.”

According to the expert, this is the easiest and most direct way to turn the new generation into cannon fodder, expendable material for provocations, manipulations: “The youth because of their maximalism often choose the radical side. They want to prove themselves, to prove to themselves and to others their worth. And Maidan leaders rapidly multiply and produce such ideas, wrapped in bright and modern packaging. Unfortunately, those who are now trying to resist this information poison, are unable to offer a quality alternative”.

Inna Vladimirovna, the teacher of mathematics in grades 9-11 with 23 years of experience in one of the schools in the Kiev district of Kharkov, in contrast, believes that the Kiev propaganda has a chance to influence only those children and teenagers who are “abandoned” in their families.

If in the family instead of joint readings, family dinners and weekends, soulful conversations the priority is given to expensive gifts, gadgets, Internet, then don’t be surprised when such children seek refuge in sects, radical movements, and “Right sectors”. Children need attention, care from the bottom of your soul, but if for parents a material well-being is more important, the children will be looking for a pseudo-replacement, including in rallies and Maidans”.

Ekaterina Vasilevna, the mother of 14-year-old Dmitry, knows firsthand how to pull a child out of the grip of official propaganda.

“I did not understand, when it started, but just remember that in February of 2014 at home with my husband we were discussing the events in Kiev, and suddenly my son, previously always silent at the table, just exploded. We heard many things about the evil Yanukovych, and the pro-European movement, and about the heroism of the people on the Maidan. That frightened me, how he got his brains washed so fast”.

Then everything snowballed: Dmitry began to run to meetings, coming home late, and one day he came home with a black and red armband of the “Right Sector”. Then the parents realized that there was no more time to waste. Despite the fierce resistance of a teenager, the mother made him take a month off from classes, and the whole family went on a trip: Moscow – St. Petersburg – Karelia, then Volgograd, Kursk, and through Belgorod back to Kharkov.

“We went economy class, lived in hostels. Tried to show our son what a great country and history they are denying and who they want to fight. It was not easy, the debates were intense. Back home, we certainly did not receive the gift of a perfect son – it does not happen. But we were able to vaccinate against further poisoning, Dmitry is willing to critically evaluate all that is hammered into his head over the Internet and TV. I would like to ask other parents: talk to your children, save them, hold them with your hands, but do not let them destroy themselves,” – said the mother passionately.

Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General continuing the pattern of nepotism

From Fort Russ

“What, again”? Godfather-President Appoints Godfather theProsecutor General.
By ua_katarsis

Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

Everyone remembers how the former President Yanukovych appointed Pshonka, to whose children he was the godfather, as the Prosecutor General. The new President Poroshenko decided not to deviate from the tradition and likewise appointed someone to whose children he is the godfather.

“The Verkhovna Rada voted to appoint Viktor Shokin the new Prosecutor General of Ukraine. Shokin was supported by 318 deputies, and needed 226 to be confirmed. Prior to that the Rada had voted to dismiss Vitaliy Yarema from that post. Shokin’s candidacy was presented by Poroshenko, who said he knows Shokin for over 15 years and knows him as a professional with good reputation.”

Shokin for his part opted not to ignore the ancient Ukrainian tradition of nepotism. “The Deputy Prosecutor for the Odessa region became Tatyana Gornostayeva, the daughter of the newly appointed Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.”

Shokin’s other relatives are likewise employed by the Prosecutor’s General office. “They include Shokin’s son-in-law and father-in-law, who likewise were appointed to senior leadership posts at that institution. The husband of Shokin’s daughter, Aleksey Gornostayev, became the Deputy Prosecutor General for the Kiev region of Odessa. The father of Aleksey Gornostayev now works as the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Dnepropetrovsk Region. Prior to that he occupied various posts, and he has headed the Prosecutor’s General office in Dnepropetrovsk.

Faces may have changed, but the methods of exploiting the people remain the same.

J.Hawk’s Comment: Aside from the sheer nepotism and the “godfather angle” of this shockin’, excuse me, Shokin appointments (which Shokin, incidentally, denies) one thing they have in common is that they pertain to cities and regions (Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk) where Kolomoysky’s influence is quite strong. Shokin is known to have put together a number of cases against Poroshenko’s rivals in earlier years, including against Kolomoysky himself. The combination of Yarosh’s new Right Sector/Volunteer Battalion HQ being located in Dnepropetrovsk, and of Poroshenko’s loyalist to Dnepropetrovsk indicates either a brewing conflict between Poroshenko and Kolomoysky (this assumes that Yarosh remains in Kolomoysky’s pay), or a conflict between Poroshenko and Yarosh over how Kolomoysky’s empire is carved up.