About it Center for Investigative Journalism learned from their own sources.

The “director” of the school in Korobki appointed by the occupiers Irina Novikova works as a mathematics teacher at the Kakhovka Agrotechnological Vocational College located in the same village. She is also the head of the parent committee in the rural kindergarten.

The new head teacher of the school Svetlana Protsenko once worked as a biology teacher at the Kakhovka Agrotechnological Professional College, back when it was led by her brother, the late Vladimir Sviridenko. After his death, she was fired from this educational institution and since then she has worked as a saleswoman in a local store.

“Both Protsenko and Novikova are people forever offended by the whole world who have always dreamed of leading something and accused everyone that no one recognizes their outstanding merits. Svetlana Protsenko began serving the invaders from the first days of the Russian invasion. It was she who conducted a “survey” in her store, whether people want to send their children to the “Russian school”. Irina Novikova also agreed to cooperate with the invaders quite voluntarily. She explained this by saying that she wants to save the school. Novikova brought her husband to the school, who will work there as a watchman, ”Korobkov residents said.

Among those who represented the new “leadership” of the school was a collaborator “responsible for education” in Kakhovka Irina Makhneva. On August 2, she, along with unknown people, forced the supply manager of the educational institution to open and show them all the classrooms. Makhneva did not show any documents on the appointment of the director and head teacher.

According to CZHR sources, a teacher of elementary grades of the Korobkovskaya school went to cooperate with the occupiers Mashchenko Olga Olegovna, July 29, 1992, who recently went to the so-called “retraining of teachers” in the occupied Crimea. The other day, she posted on her page on the social network photos with a geotag “Evpatoria. Crimea”.

Olga Maschenko. Photo: social networks

However, whether the invaders will be able to start the work of the Korobkovskaya school is a big question. After all, many local residents with school-age children left for the Ukrainian-controlled territory, fleeing from the “Russian world”. For the same reason, the opening of a kindergarten in the neighboring village of Malokakhovka, announced by the invaders, is questionable. Due to the lack of people willing to send their children there, local collaborators have already started talking that parents will have to take their kids to preschool institutions in Kakhovka.

In addition, now both in Korobki and Malokakhovka, the occupiers are looking for those who want to “head” the rural “administrations”. A meeting was already held in both villages. However, the invaders have not yet found any candidate. The elder Korobkov Grigory Ivasishin and the elder Malokakhovka Leonid Kaskovich refused to cooperate with the invaders. The occupiers decided to look for candidates for the positions of rural Gauleiters with the help of an announcement in social networks.

As reported by the CJR, August 2 the occupiers “removed” Tatyana Zhuzhu, the headman of Razdolny, Kakhovka territorial community, was announced from his post that they were creating a “village council” there. They appointed former member of the Communist Party, pensioner Vasily Zabara, as his “chairman”, and his sister Lidia Veligoshina as his “deputy”.

The material was prepared by the Information Press Center NGO within the framework of the project IWPR with the support of the European Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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