Kyiv does not need Kremlin advice on status of Ukrainian language - Danilov

Kyiv does not need Kremlin advice on status of Ukrainian language - Danilov

Ukrainian is the only state language, and Ukraine does not need advice from Russia on this issue, according to Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov.

He wrote this on his Facebook page, commenting on a statement by Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev regarding the state status of the Ukrainian language.

"Ukrainian is the only state language whose status is secured in the Constitution of Ukraine, and we do not need the advice of Russia or any other country in the world on this issue," Danilov said.

He also recalled that after the occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea and the beginning of the war in parts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions under the supervision and with the direct participation of Russian troops, Russia is an aggressor country for Ukraine.

"A new history of relations is possible only after the full liberation of Ukrainian territories, the extradition of war criminals, traitors, punishment for those guilty of plotting and carrying out military aggression against our country - only after the last Russian soldier leaves Ukraine. We did not invite you here," Danilov said.

Patrushev said earlier that the adoption of the law on the state language by Kyiv was a continuation of the Russophobic actions of local politicians led by the United States.

He claimed that the Ukrainian government, having passed a law on the state language, allegedly opposed itself to the "main population" of Ukraine and also "provokes additional tensions in society, promotes the development of separatism."


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