Things should be called by their proper names, said the mayor of Lvov. This is how he reacted to the decision of the social network to restrict access to several of his posts because of the word “Moskal”
Russophobia in Ukraine is “still insufficient”, wrote Lvov Mayor Andriy Sadovyi on his Telegram channel .
This is how he reacted to restrictions from Facebook (owned by Meta, which is recognized in Russia as an extremist organization and whose activities are prohibited in the country). The social network hid from other users the posts in which Sadovoy used the word “Moskal”, explaining the decision with the rules against inciting hatred. Muscovite ". A Muscovite does not want to be called a Muscovite. But we know that things should be called by their proper names. And that our Russophobia is still insufficient, — said the mayor.
Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals “denazification”; and the demilitarization of a neighboring country and the protection of the inhabitants of Donbass from “genocide”.
Ukraine, after the introduction of Russian troops, introduced martial law and announced general mobilization.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergey Lavrov, argued that the Ukrainians never had claims against Russia, but after Ukraine gained independence, its citizens “began to be debilitated”; and in every possible way to set up against the Russians. Russian authorities have repeatedly accused Western countries of inciting Russophobia. So, in March, the director of the first European department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexei Paramonov, said that the fight against everything Russian “swept Europe”; and borders on “outright racism.”
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At the same time, the authorities of a number of Western countries declared the need to avoid discrimination against Russians. In particular, US President Joe Biden said in March that the Russian people are “not an enemy” for the United States. And the Federal Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Amtsberg, called it wrong to “stop going to Russian restaurants or boycott Russian art and culture.” According to her, it is wrong to treat Russians with “some kind of hostility” or “blame them for the war.”
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