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Why many Ukrainians speak Russian as their first language

President Putin at an annual ceremony marking the Kyivian Rus. Sodel Vladyslav/Shutterstock Ievgeniia Ivanova, University of Aberdeen The issue of the Ukrainian language and who speaks it has become highly politicised during the Russian invasion. Vladimir Putin has even used it as a cover to annex some occupied areas of Ukraine with large numbers of Russian speakers. Based on the …

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