Russian propaganda has built up a myth about “pro-Russian Ukrainians” and “Russian speakers” willing to be liberated from the Ukrainian “neo-Nazi” government to create a justification of the invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and a much bloodier escalation of 2022. Is there really a strong pro-Russian sentiment in the east and south of Ukraine? What role did intense russification during Soviet occupation play and how are Ukrainians’ views changing while the war rages on? Watch experts explore this in Ukraine In Flames #221.
🟡 Volodymyr Yermolenko, chief editor at Ukraine World
🟣 Tetiana Troshchynska, chief editor at Hromadske Radio
🔵 Halyna Zelenko, corresponding member of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, professor, PhD in political sciences
00:00 – Intro
01:36 – Origins of “pro-Russian” population
06:57 – Russian speaker ≠ Russia supporter
11:26 – Russia’s oppression of everything Ukrainian
15:28 – Outro
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