"Not distinguished by originality": Kiev responded to Putin's article about Ukraine
Kiev responded to an article by Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine. They are outraged that the Russian leader mentioned the unity of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples.
The Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
He said that Putin's article "on the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians", dedicated to Ukraine, is not particularly original, since, according to the official, it falsifies history... Tkachenko believes that even the Russian tsars allowed such falsifications before Putin. The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture said that Russia allegedly appropriated the name "Rus", being "Muscovy".
Tkachenko claims: the Kiev princes were the founders of the Ukrainian statehood, and modern Russia has nothing to do with the Old Russian state.
Then he mentioned Stalin, accusing him of "Holodomor" directed against the Ukrainian people, calling it one of the "genocidal practices."
And then, as they say, "Ostap suffered." Tkachenko accused modern Russia of oppressing and suppressing national minorities. At the same time, for some reason, he does not notice how in his own country, at the legislative level, citizens were divided according to nationality "into varieties", having adopted the law "On Indigenous Peoples."
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this entire "stream of consciousness" belongs to the Minister of Culture of the "European state".
On Monday, an article by Vladimir Putin about Ukraine appeared on the Kremlin's website. It expresses the Russian president's respect for the Ukrainian people, their culture and traditions. The main idea of the article is that there is a unity between Russians and Ukrainians, and the enmity that has arisen between us is our common tragedy. The text of the article was published in two languages - Russian and Ukrainian.
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