Medvedchuk: Ukrainians are Russians well

Медведчук: Украинцы хорошо относятся к россиянам

Viktor Medvedchuk

In contrast to the “party of war”, Ukrainians are showing wisdom and keep the friendly and neighborly relations with Russians, said the head of political Council of party “Oppositional platform For life”.

Ukrainians are showing wisdom and keep the friendly and neighborly relations with Russians, said the head of political Council of party “Oppositional platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk, commenting on the latest survey of Ukrainian KIIS and the Russian Levada center.

“The ban on Russian social networks, movies, and books, blacklisting of culture, the Parliament passed a discriminatory law on education, attempts to introduce in the regions of Ukraine, the moratorium on public use of the Russian-speaking cultural product and in the election of national excitement to push through the Parliament anti-constitutional draft law on the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language, non-renewal of “the Big contract” ‒ all played with the “democratic” government is a cruel joke. Russophobic hysteria, politics of hatred and intolerance imposed by euroreparatie, led to the opposite result,” – quoted Medvedchuk, the press service of his party.

“From September 2018 to February 2019, the number of Ukrainians who are “basically good” and “very good” attitude to Russia has increased from 48% to 57%. The negative attitude said only a quarter of the population (27%), although half a year ago such respondents was almost one-third (32%). And this is the best evidence that all the government’s efforts to embroil our peoples have failed. Historical and family ties, shared cultural heritage, spiritual values of the Ukrainians and the Russians were stronger and more important than political speculation and hate-speech. The people once again proved that he is wiser than politicians,” – said the head of political Council “the Opposition platform – For life.”

Medvedchuk also told that the question about the attitude to Russians, 77% of Ukrainians answered “very good” or “good.”

“We defend and will defend the constitutional rights of residents of the South-East of Ukraine millions of Russian citizens in different regions of the country, all of you who have become hostage to national anxious politicians in power and radical jingoistic political forces”, – he said, speaking about his party’s position.

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