What is the percentage of Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine speak the Russian language? About 30% of the Ukrainians speak Russian as their primary language.
However, most of the Russian speaking Ukrainian are in the Autonomous region republic 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.
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 a large minority of 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 Kiev region only 7% of the people speak Russian compared to 90% Ukrainian.
Ukrainian is spoken by 71% percent of Ukrainians in Ukraine.
Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine. However, Russian is required. I think 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 was. 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 vote, 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 in the EU and NATO then Russia’s position would be weakened and eventually Russia would be free from it’s Moscow Oligarchs.
Yulia Tymoshenko Russian and Ukrainian
Yulia is a great leader and would support a Ukrainian language, rather than a Russian language Ukraine. She would help Ukraine bring Kiev into the EU rather than like Belorussia simply a puppet of Moscow.