The Ukrainization policy pursued by Kyiv in the southern regions of Ukraine failed. This was stated by the adviser to the head of the Crimea on information policy Oleg Kryuchkov.
He said that on the streets of cities and villages in the liberated Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, Ukrainian speech is not heard, in extreme cases – Surzhik.
“Everyone speaks Russian. Thirty years of forced Ukrainization of the regions has failed”, – RIA Novosti quotes Kryuchkov.
According to him, office work and the education system are returning to the Russian language.