What is the percentage of Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine who speak the Russian language? About 30% of the Ukrainians speak Russian as their primary language.
This was because it was a conscious effort to stamp our Ukrainian identity. Russian imperialism tried to flex over the democratic and free people of Ukraine. They tried to brainwash the people like they had propagandized their people.
However, most Russian-speaking Ukrainians are in the autonomous region of Crimea. About 50% of the people in this area are ethnic Russians, and about 75% speak Russian. However, this is only one region. The rest of Ukraine does not have these percentages. This is only because of the Russians moved people in there to skew the numbers.
In New Mexico Spanish speakers are about 50% and in Puerto Rico 95% percent of the people speak Spanish, does that mean the USA should go Spanish?
Most everyone in Ukraine speaks Ukrainian, not Russian. A minority speaks Russian, but many people in the UK speak Arabic; therefore, should the UK have Arabic as the official language?
Ukrainian should remain the official language of Ukraine. If people want to speak Russian, they can, but Ukraine is Ukraine, not a state of Russia. Therefore, The Russian language should not be official in Ukraine.
In the Kyiv region, only 7% of the people speak Russian compared to 90% of Ukrainians.
Ukrainian is spoken by 71% percent of Ukrainians in Ukraine.
Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine. However, Russian was required. For a people, in this case Ukrainians, to define themselves as a nation it is important to keep the Ukrainian language not Russian as the official language.
In Western Ukraine, like Ternopil Oblast (where my family is from) and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, the percentage of Russian language speakers is only about 1%.
Why is the Russian language in Ukraine?
Because Russia is an Empire and always has been, this percentage is because Ukraine went under a forced Russification and colonization program by Moscow. Ukrainian was not a legal language. Now Ukrainian is the language of Ukraine, however, Moscow is trying to change that and bring Russia back to its official language status.
The whole objective of Moscow is to try to disrupt and weaken Ukraine so it can further extend its empire.
I have studied Russian history, and for 1000 years, they do nothing but try to exploit and extract wealth for the elite in Moscow. The tragedy is, the Russian people suffer the most. Russian language speakers and Russians in Ukraine and Russia could be wealthy if they simply voted out these pro-Moscow oligarchs. However, it is not as easy as it seems, as Moscow cheats in the Ukrainian elections.
Moscow always tries to buy votes, poison Ukrainian politicians, bribe officials, and rig the Ukrainian elections. Mean while, the West is too afraid to say anything. Germany needs gas from Russia; the US needs Russia to support its Oil policies in the Middle East. This is all foolishness. Ukraine is a rich country in terms of people and potential, and if Ukraine was integrated into the EU and NATO, then Russia’s position would be weakened, and eventually, Russia would be free from its Moscow Oligarchs.
Since the unjust and brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, there is not reason to learn or speak Russian in Ukraine.