Members of the nationalist March in Ukraine. Archive photo
Russophobia remains the only possible policy for Ukraine, said in Telegram MP Oleksiy Honcharenko.
The MP visited Latvia, where he spoke at a meeting of the city Council of Riga.”Ukraine and Latvia accused of Russophobia — but it’s only possible for us policy,” said Goncharenko.
The MP added that implemented Kiev Russophobia allegedly not directed against ethnic Russians. According to him, Ukraine is struggling with the “Russian Empire.”
However, the coach did not specify what he means by this term, as the state with the same name ceased to exist in 1917.
In addition, talking about the historical necessity of the struggle with Russia, a Deputy accused Moscow of “conquest” of Ukraine in the eighteenth century. But in fact, membership in the Russian Empire the historic core of the territories now under the control of Kiev, happened a century earlier, when, on 18 January 1654 Pereiaslav Rada of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky independently made the decision to move under the control of Moscow.
In recent years, in Ukraine, the authorities support the policy of Russophobia and banned the use of the Russian language. The state recognizes this at the legislative level.
Earlier, the Minister of education Sergei Kravtsov said that the Kiev authorities are using the education system to incite ethnic hatred. He stressed that the analysis of the Ukrainian school textbooks showed complete distortion of the facts and the imposition of Russophobia.
According to the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, the Kiev authorities for many years conducted an aggressive de-Russification and forced assimilation. He noted that Moscow wants to see Ukraine as a friendly, no ban on Russian language and Russian culture.