Last week, after active protests against the scandalous language bill of the People’s Deputy from the “Servant of the People” Maxym Buzhansky, another People’s Deputy Danylo Hetmantsev publicly called the defenders of the Ukrainian language “fascists.” He added that he supports his colleague’s anti-Ukrainian bill, because “it is about non-discrimination, not about language.”
According to Hetmantsev, the language issue only divides people into “sorts”. However, perhaps the People’s Deputy did not see the text of Buzhansky’s legislative initiative or is deliberately lying. After all, this bill undermines the status of the state language in education and allows teaching in Russian.
This is not the first time that people’s deputies from the “Servant of the People” have confirmed their anti-Ukrainian positions with such scandalous statements. Apparently, Maksym Buzhansky often despises Ukraine and everything Ukrainian. He does not recognize Ukrainian heroes, opposes the state language, and has a clear pro-Russian view of Ukraine’s history.
It is worth noting that the “anti-fascist” rhetoric of Buzhansky and his like-minded colleagues is extremely similar to the propaganda of the Yanukovych regime. We should add that a certain part of the “servants of the people” still calls the Revolution of Dignity a “coup d’etat”, longs for the USSR.
Such statements show the prevalence of anti-Ukrainian views among the so-called “mono-majority”.