Certain actions of Kiev are comparable in their negative consequences with the use of weapons of mass destruction. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a live broadcast, which Channel One broadcasts on YouTube.
Putin cited the example of the adoption by the Ukrainian leadership of the law on indigenous peoples, in which Russians are not listed as an indigenous people.
“They are squeezing the Russian language out of practical life. (…) There are enough narrow-minded people and extreme nationalists everywhere. (…) They act from a pure heart, but not from a great mind. And the result of the work is devastating, ”he said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy submitted a draft law on the indigenous peoples of Ukraine to the Verkhovna Rada on May 18. According to him, the document was the next step of the official Kiev in the “Crimean direction.”