Leader of Servant of the People party Dmytro Razumkov states that he would speak in Russian as long as the occupation of Donbas and Crimea continues so that nobody wants to protect him from “suppression”, as he said on air of ICTV.
“I have already said, and I am repeating it, as long as we have occupied territories on the east, as long as we have annexed Crimea, I will speak Russian on the air – so that nobody wants to protect me here. I am doing quite fine as a person who speaks Russia,” Razumkov said.
The Chairman of the party has added that state language topic is crucial right now, the Ukrainian language should be protected and developed, but this question is not a priority.
Besides, Razumkov said that all this time the authorities were using wrong schemes on the promotion of Ukrainian language.
“If we talk about the promotion of the language, they had to create conditions for that so that state language is widely used. This wasn’t done, we chose the whips way,” Razumkov commented.