According to the president, the current leadership of Ukraine can be called unfriendly to Russia. The peoples of the two countries are, in fact, a single whole
Ukraine was not included in the list of unfriendly countries approved by the government due to the fact that the Ukrainian people are not such for Russia. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a live line on June 30, RBC is broadcasting live.
“I believe that Ukrainians and Russians are generally one people”…”.We are a single whole, ” Putin said, stressing that it is not the Ukrainian people who are unfriendly to the CROSS, but the current leadership of Ukraine.
“The current leadership of Ukraine is clearly unfriendly to us, this is an absolutely obvious matter,” the Russian president added, criticizing the bill on the indigenous peoples of the country, which is being prepared for adoption in Ukraine, which did not include Russians. According to Putin, such a decision may lead to the departure of some residents of Ukraine and a reduction in the total number of Russians.
“This, you know, is comparable in its negative consequences to the use of some kind of weapons of mass destruction,” Putin said.
The President also noted that the Russian people have always tried to “split up and pull apart” first Poland, then Austria-Hungary. “Under the influence of external factors, and then the Bolsheviks also made their contribution, we began to divide the united Russian people,” he said, promising to devote a separate analytical article to this issue.
Speaking about the unity of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples, Putin recalled that Jews value their unity, although representatives of this people living in different countries may differ in appearance and speak different languages. As another example of preserving national unity, despite the difference in language, the president mentioned the Mordvins living in Russia, who, although divided into groups of Erzya and Moksha, still consider themselves a single ethnic group.
“Erzya and Moksha don’t even understand each other, the languages differ more from each other than Russian and Ukrainian. But they value their unity. Why? For several reasons. Firstly, they are smart and understand that fragmentation will not lead to anything good, ” Putin said.
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