Ukrainian official tells how Russian forces zombify population in occupied territories
Serhiy Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, has told how the Russian forces are zombifying the population in the temporarily occupied territories, including by destroying even Russian-language books about the history of Ukraine
He said this on Espreso TV.
"This has been going on since 2014. They know exactly what to do, how to completely exclude Ukrainian signals, how to block the Internet, they know how to brainwash," Haidai said.
In particular, he recalled that in 2020, when Ukrainian security forces neutralized sabotage groups of the Russian military, which included members aged 21-22. "Minus 7 years of occupation. 14-year-old teenagers were in occupation in 2014 and in 7 years they were so brainwashed that they came to kill us after 7 years."
The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration noted that Russians are destroying all literature, not only in Ukrainian, but even in Russian, if it is a true story about Ukraine.
This is a huge problem. In fact, in 2014, a little before 2014 and until today, we have already lost one war - the information war. And now we need to roll up our sleeves and work in this direction so that people don't watch free Russian channels with propaganda, while our Ukrainian channels are simply encoded.
Zombification of the population in the occupied Ukrainian territories by the Russian forces
Russians presented a new history textbook in early August. The purpose of Russia's war against Ukraine is described in the textbook as "the defense of Donbas and the preventive provision of Russia's security." It also states that "the West has flooded the Ukrainian regime with money and weapons" and imposed "illegal sanctions against Russia."
In addition, on August 29, it became known that the occupying Russian forces brought 7 tons of propaganda "textbooks" to the Kherson region.
Later, on August 6, it was reported that the Russians were importing more than 750,000 books of Russian-made propaganda books to the temporarily occupied Luhansk region.