Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to a petition to change Russia’s name to Moscow, urging the government to investigate such a possibility, Ukrinform portal reported. A spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, Maria Zakharova, and the former president and former prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, commented on the matter.
On the website of the President of Ukraine, there was a response to the petition, which was signed by 25,000 people. 792 people. The citizens of Ukraine prefer to officially change the name of Russia to Moscow and change the term “Russian” to “Moscow”.
President Zelensky responds to the petition
In response, Volodymyr Zelensky reported that introducing such changes required careful consideration in the historical and cultural context and because of possible international legal consequences.
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“Therefore, I asked the Prime Minister of Ukraine to comprehensively develop this issue, including scientific institutions, and inform me and the petitioner of the results,” the president wrote.
The reaction of the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry
The spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, referred to the proposal of the citizens of Ukraine and the response of President Zelensky.
And she wrote on Telegram: “The bunker (this is how Russian propaganda recently called the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky) confirms every day that we are right. This is another attempt to make Ukraine an anti-Russian state.”
The former President and former Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, also responded to the initiative of the Ukrainians and suggested changing the name of Ukraine to “Pig Bandera Reich”.
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