A defaced billboard of pro-federalization presidential candidate Mikhail Ddobkin in Krasnoarmeysk, Donetsk region. Image: Evgeny Feldman, Mashable
Vasiliy Vovk, the Director of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) gave advice to people whom he referred to as “Ukrainophobes”. In his view, given the recent high-profile killings in the country, such people ought to lower their tone for their own safety.
“I think that, in our time, when we are practically at war, the ‘Ukrainophobes’ ought to lower their rhetoric to zero or maybe even close their mouths altogether. I believe that we should not have people given our situation who are speaking out against Ukraine and against Ukrainianness. I advise them to do it because nothing good will come of it. I am saying this as the Director of the Main Investigative Directorate of the SBU,” Vovk said during his appearance on the Freedom of Speech (sic!) ICTV channel program on Monday, April 20.
When asked for a scientific or a legal definition of a “Ukrainophobe”, Vovk said: “No. But we know what we are talking about.” […]
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