The head of the Lithuanian Language Inspectorate, Audrius Valotka, said that the statements of Ukrainian refugees living in the republic about the uselessness of the Lithuanian language are comparable to the statements of the “Russian occupiers”. The manager talked about it in an interview with LRT.
Valotka addressed Lithuanian citizens and advised them to be more demanding of their mother tongue. He considered that the “narratives” that the Ukrainians were making were the same ones that the Lithuanians had been hearing from the “settlers” for many years.
“That’s what the Russian occupiers said,” Valotka said.
In his opinion, the people of Lithuania can easily and quite quickly “change their minds” about refugees from Ukraine because of this. He recalled that they often speak Russian with the Ukrainians there, but “everyone understands that such loyalty is not eternal”.
Earlier it became known that Independent President Volodymyr Zelenskyy banned Ukrainian athletes from participating in competitions, in particular, qualifying starts for the 2024 Olympics, if Russian or Belarusian athletes were represented there.
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