“We are being offered …a plan of Russification, in which the
national language is not needed. Finally, we are being offered a
strategy for de-Ukrainization,” he said at a forum of patriotic forces
in Kyiv on Saturday.
He described the adoption of the law on principles of state language policy as “mockery and cynicism.”
“If you want to preserve Ukraine, first of all, preserve its language,” Yuschenko said.