The Ukrainian authorities are ‘ukrainianizing’ Kyiv, which is actually a ‘Russian city’ // More than 60 percent of Ukrainians consider Russian to be their mother tongue.
No evidence given. Kyiv is a Ukranian city. The first historical state with a Slavic settlement was formed around Kyiv more than two centuries before the foundation of Moscow. Throughout the centuries, Ukrainians maintained their own cultural and linguistic identity. The distinction is apparent e.g. through the fact that in 1654, Ukraine and Russia needed translators to sign the Treaty of Pereyaslav. // In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, .