Poroshenko in Davos suggested the journalist to remove embroidery

© RIA Novosti / press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko speaks at the world economic forum in Davos. 25 January 2018Poroshenko in Davos suggested the journalist to remove embroidery© RIA Novosti / press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen the image Bank

At the world economic forum in Davos the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has demanded that the journalist who asked him a question in Russian, to remove the shirt, writes TSN.

According to the publication, an unnamed employee of the press asked the Ukrainian President about why he adopted the «law of war». Poroshenko demanded in response to turn to him in Ukrainian and advised the woman to remove the Ukrainian traditional shirt.

The observation that the head of state understands the Russian language, the President said that he understands English but answers the questions only in Ukrainian.

After that, the guards asked the reporter to move away from the policy.

Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on his page in Facebook that the girl was not allowed to remain in the hall during the performance Poroshenko at the forum. In what media working journalist, he said.

The world economic forum held in Davos from 24 to 26 January.

The degree of anti-Russian rhetoric

The leader of the movement «New Russia», Director of the Institute of contemporary economies, a political scientist Nikita Isaev, commenting on the incident, expressed the opinion that Poroshenko now raises the degree of anti-Russian rhetoric.

«We are seeing not only in Davos. This manifests itself in the indulgence of the economic strangulation of Russia from the West in part of the sanctions regime in the negotiation process on the «Minsk-2», in rhetoric in PACE, the question of the adoption of the law on «de-occupation» (Donbass — ed), where Russia recognized as an aggressor, in the removal of all this on international platform,» — said the expert.

According to him, Poroshenko to a certain extent, afraid of being deemed «insufficiently anti-Russian».

«Of course, the question in Russian to him within the political platforms of Ukraine may cause serious, critical «arrows» — that he is not anti-Russian. So, of course, such gestures on his part are a natural for today’s relations between Russia and Ukraine», — he said.

The struggle for MOV

In Ukraine last years the active popularization of the language society. In October of 2017 entered into force the law on increase of the share of the state language on television. The authorities asserted that the new rule will «promote» the Ukrainian language in the mass. The opposition in Parliament believes that the decision will create new conflicts and tensions in society. Against the adoption of this document was also made by the journalists of the largest Ukrainian national TV channel inter, which broadcasts mainly in Russian language. In their opinion, the law harms the development of Ukrainian television.

At this statement, the National Council on television and radio broadcasting in Ukraine, published on 12 January, States that the adoption of the law did not meet expectations. The document notes that the number of channels left the air unchanged, only formally ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

In addition, at the end of September 2017, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on education significantly reduces the possibility of education in minority languages. In accordance with the document, from September 1, 2020 education in the country will be fully Ukrainian.

Acted against the law, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Russia, saying that the document violates the rights of national minorities.

The Ukrainian authorities also conduct an active policy to ban Russian products in the cultural sector.For 2017 the ban dozens of Russian books, films and TV series, and a number of Russian cultural figures were among the banned. The Parliament of Ukraine has developed a special procedure of touring the country for artists from Russia.

The Russian foreign Ministry stated that barring the tours of Russian artists in Ukraine is becoming a police state, and such actions contribute to the introduction in the country of the «iron curtain».

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