Russia reportedly militarizing teenagers in occupied Crimea's schools, colleges

In temporarily occupied Crimea, the militarization of teenagers is unfolding in schools and technical colleges
In temporarily occupied Crimea, the militarization of teenagers is unfolding in schools and technical colleges

Russia has begun militarizing teenagers in schools and colleges in temporarily occupied Crimea, the Defense Ministry's National Resistance Center reported on March 10.

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Russian occupation authorities encourage young men to join military clubs like the Young Army Cadets National Movement (Yunarmy). In addition to educational institutions, the Russians also conduct propaganda work in sports clubs. For young men who agree to join such clubs, the Russian administration promises preferences in the admission process.

Over the past year alone, approximately 100 members of the Yunarmy joined the Russian army to participate in hostilities against Ukraine. Some of them were killed. Some members of militaristic clubs have also chosen to study at military universities.

The NRC reported that the Russian occupation authorities in the temporarily occupied territories are setting up militaristic camps for Ukrainian children, where they are being trained to serve in the Russian army.

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