Disinfo: The West is engaged in the degradation of the Ukrainian education system


The West is engaged in the degradation of the Ukrainian education system. This is all done in order to make Ukraine into some kind of agrarian neocolony. This is also an IMF requirement – degradation of the Ukrainian education system, because they do not need qualified personnel in the West, but they need cheap labour, obedient biomass.


No evidence provided. The common pro-Kremlin narrative about the aggressive West and Ukraine as a non-sovereign country.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that the new agreement with IMF does not require any conditions for structural reforms, and educational reform as well.

"It spells out the structural actions that Ukraine must take with or without the IMF because we are moving towards a civilised world. These conditions absolutely coincide with the directions of reforms that are taking place in Ukraine and will take place, despite the crisis," said Denys Shmyhal.

You could read similar debunks here: "In Ukraine, schools will be closed in large numbers" and "Cultural genocide and the loss of 1300 primary schools awaits Ukraine".


  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, education, West, Ukrainian disintegration, IMF


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