McFaul admitted that the most educated Americans share Putin’s position on Ukraine

photo: “Baptism of the people of Kiev”, Lebedev K.V.

Former US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda, said that many Americans, including representatives of the intellectual elite of society, share the opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the historical unity of Russia and Ukraine.

McFaul explained what categories even scientists and professors use in the US: “Russians, Ukrainians, they are all the same, aren't they? Their languages ​​are basically the same, aren't they?”.

The former diplomat noted that many of his fellow citizens remember that the history of both Moscow and Kyiv began with a single Old Russian state.

McFaul drew the following conclusion from this: Washington and Kyiv need to work together on some kind of educational program to teach the world about the new history of Ukraine, the interpretation of which would be more suitable for the West.

A year ago, Vladimir Putin published an article “On Historical Unity Russians and Ukrainians.” The Russian President called the wall between the two peoples a big disaster. He also expressed the opinion that the real sovereignty of Ukraine is possible only in partnership with Russia.


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