MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Ukraine’s neo-Nazis are continuing their policy of genocide of the country’s Russian-speaking population, the chief of Russia’s National Defense Command Center, Mikhail Mizintsev, said on Monday.
"The neo-Nazis are pushing ahead with total or partial elimination of the Russian-speaking population, in fact, a policy of genocide," he said.
With the rise of nationalists to power in 2014 Ukraine saw a "comprehensive and large-scale Western specialists-engineered campaign of total Ukrainization of the population, first and foremost targeted against the country’s Russian-speaking residents."
Kiev’s discriminatory policies forced the bearers of the Russian language and culture to conceal their convictions for fear of criminal persecution.
"Ukrainization, conducted at the government level, achieved its aims. It stripped millions of citizens of an opportunity to use their mother tongue and culture and to bring up children in a Russian cultural environment," Mizintsev said.