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Occupiers in Balaklia were planning to take Ukrainian books away – Tkachenko

21.09.2022, 12:00
Photo: Oleksandr Tkachenko's Twitter
Photo: Oleksandr Tkachenko's Twitter

During the occupation of Balaklia (Kharkiv oblast), the Russian occupiers and collaborators prepared the books written in Ukrainian to be taken out of the city.

Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko reported this and posted a photo of the abandoned books.

"Balaklia. Collaborators and the ruscists were stacking up books in Ukrainian to take them away. Even Stephen King was piled together with them," the Minister tweeted.

According to Tkachenko, the so-called Banderite literature – Maria Matios, Vasyl Stus – lay in a separate pile.

"They were starting to replace our literature with Russian pulp fiction. But they didn't have enough time," Tkachenko stressed.

Photos: Oleksandr Tkachenko's Twitter

We remind that in Balaklia, Kharkiv oblast, the Russian occupiers set up a military command post in the Baldruk printing house and held people captive there. According to Yevhen Dykan, an employee of the printing house, the occupiers planned to use the printing house to issue a newspaper Kharkiv Z. That's why they contacted him. But he explained that this would be impossible, because there are not enough people to start this process.

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