Ukrainian Armed Forces rescued five tons of books from frontline Siversk


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The Ukrainian military rescued about five tons of books from the libraries of the frontline city of Siversk, Donetsk region, destroyed by Russians. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on its Facebook page.


The books were transported for several weeks by soldiers of the Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) unit.


As a result of Russian artillery shelling, the buildings of educational institutions and libraries were heavily damaged, leaving books almost out in the open. During the evacuation, Ukrainian books were taken out of several of the city’s completely destroyed libraries.


“Unlike the Russian invaders, we are here on our own land – our children and grandchildren will live and study here, so they will need these books,” the CIMIC representatives said.



The General Staff notes that after seizing some Ukrainian territories, the occupiers immediately began to destroy everything related to Ukrainian national identity. They seize textbooks on Ukrainian history and language from libraries, organize repressions against teachers with a pro-Ukrainian position, and in some regions even publicly burn any books printed in Ukrainian.


Earlier it was reported that Russians had taken almost 10 thousand Ukrainian books from the libraries of Donetsk region and have damaged more than 500 libraries in Ukraine. Russia is financing the destruction of Ukrainian libraries in the occupied territories on a large scale.