How to explain to a European why Russian cannot be the second state language in Ukraine:
Just imagine that in Ireland the Celtic language was so well preserved that everyone knew it to some extent, the overwhelming majority of the population could speak it fluently, and a significant number used it in daily life. And so the Irish ruled that it was the only state language.
And then some English speaking groups demand that English become the second state language.
Would the Irish go for it? In no way.
And you could understand why not – not under any circumstances. They want their own language, a living and actively working one.
And now let us add to this that in Britain there are people in power, with mass popular support, who say that the “Disintegration of the British Empire was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” and that “anyone who is not sorry for the collapse of the British Empire has no heart.”
Source: Pavel Shekhtman FB