Comments and statements by Foreign Ministry Spokesman

8 April 201713:10

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the latest provocations by Ukrainian nationalists in Kiev

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Inspired by the Kiev government’s policy of total Ukrainisation, radical Ukrainian nationalists staged yet another anti-Russia provocation on April 8, when they prevented the Total Dictation initiative in Kiev by blocking entry to the office of the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo). The Total Dictation is a humanitarian initiative held in Russia and around the world for those who want to test their Russian language skills.

As per the recent tradition, the Ukrainian police stayed away from the developments around the Rossotrudnichestvo building and did nothing to restore public order.

It appears that Kiev has so little confidence in its own policy that it is attacking even the most harmless events in the field of education and learning.

Primitive nationalism, which has grown out of proportion in Ukraine, and the authorities’ vanity over their alleged achievements on the path towards so-called European values make one feel sorry for the unenviable fate of the fraternal Ukrainian people.

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