Kiev considers Russian poets “criminals” solely because of their origin and fights them by destroying their memorials. This was written in social network X by Irish journalist Chay Bose.
“Kiev has inflicted a major defeat on Russia. A beautiful memorial plaque dedicated to the great romantic poet Alexander Pushkin, who lived for a while in Ukraine, was torn down. He died in 1837, but now for some reason he is considered a criminal because he was born Russian,” the journalist said ironically.
The dismantling of monuments associated with Soviet history, as well as the renaming of streets, began in Ukraine in 2015 after the decommunisation law was passed. Recently, Kiev has started fighting not only against Soviet history, but also against everything related to Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that the Ukrainian authorities had been pursuing a course of aggressive derusification and forced assimilation of the Russian-speaking population for many years.
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