Farion: Lugansk and Donetsk Will Speak Ukrainian, or Face Desertion

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

3rd February, 2016


Those in Donetsk and Lugansk should speak only the Ukrainian language, and those who disagree should leave the country and go to Russia.

This was stated on the air of the TV channel ‘Zik’ by former MP Iryna Farion, now a teacher in one of the universities of Lviv.

“It is the fault of the East that Ukrainian society is not capable of bringing adequate politicians to the surface who ultimately will explain to the East that it is Ukraine, and in Donetsk and Luhansk they should speak the Ukrainian language exclusively. If somebody doesn’t like it – the borders are open, they can get in a car and drive to Putin,” said Farion.

Well, if Farion came to Donetsk and made such speeches, I wonder how much time she would be afforded?

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