VIENNA (QHA) -

The Federal Security Service of Russia requires teachers in kindergartens to monitor children in the occupied Crimea.

Deputy Director general of the ATR channel Aider Muzhdabaev spoke on the matter during a joint statement with the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Crimea, Boris Babin, and the member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariev, at the office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.

“I know about the facts when teachers in a kindergarten record what 3-5-year-old children say. If the children do not jump for joy, singing songs about Russia, or saying that "Putin is our President," they are included in the lists, which are forwarded to the FSB, and the FSB classify these families as unreliable ones. Then they call these families and say that they know about anti-Russian sentiments and put the family on record," he said.

Muzhdabaev also drew attention to the totalitarian nature of the occupation authorities in the Crimea.

“The work of the system resulted in the fact that people do not speak at work or in transport, no one says anything, for the fear of denunciation. Denunciations are counted in thousands," he said.

Bariev, in turn, stated the need to make every effort to ensure that the whole world is informed about the oppression of the Crimean Tatars.

Earlier, the Ukrainian President's Commissioner for Crimean Tatar Affairs Mustafa Dzhemilev stated that to promote the new UN resolution on human rights violations in the Crimea, Ukraine plans to strengthen its work with the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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