The other day I learned that on one of the scandalous shows on Akhmetov’s TV channel, the deputy from the “Servant of the People” Mykyta Poturayev made an absurd statement. He said that another language should be created for Ukrainians — surzhik. He wants to call it “Ukrainian Russian language.” In addition, Poturaev stressed that he is a certified philologist and therefore an expert in this matter.
Poturayev was not the first “servant” to publicly show contempt for the Ukrainian language and Ukrainians. And his idea potentially undermines the status of the state language.
It is clear that for Poturaev himself, as well as for many colleagues, the Ukrainian language in Ukraine does not matter. The “servant” confessed that he speaks Russian. As long as there are such indulgences in the Verkhovna Rada, the threat to the Ukrainian language in the country does not disappear.