The Russian invaders are reported to have removed all Ukrainian books from the libraries in temporarily captured Melitopol, Zaporizhia region.
That’s according to the National Resistance Center.
The occupiers referred to the said literature as ‘Nazi.’
As part of this effort, the police actually seized all Ukrainian-language literature, not only books about the Anti-Terrorist Operation. In particular, the occupiers are proud of seizing children’s books as they allegedly “distort” the history of Ukraine and impose “Nazi values” on them.
Russians call all this “de-Nazification,” although in fact it’s the Nazis who are infamous over their fighting against books, the report notes.
The Center emphasizes: “Ukraine will definitely regain its territories, and Ukrainian books will return to libraries. However, during the operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to liberate the region, local residents are urged to flee the region not to become a human shield for the occupiers.