Hnatkovskyi: it infuriates me when little children in Ukraine speak Russian, it's the fault of the parents
Ukrainian theater and film actor Oleksiy Hnatkovskyi, who played one of the main roles in the movie "Dovbush," admitted that he reacts negatively when children speak Russian. He believes that the fault lies primarily on the shoulders of parents.
Hnatkovskyi shared this sentiment during an interview with Student Television at Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. The artist emphasized that the issue of national identity is important to him.
"I am disgusted when small children in our country speak Russian. It's not the children's fault; it's the parents' fault," he said. Hnatkovskyi added that he often hears excuses such as people not wanting to change the language. However, he believes that it's something that needs to be worked on, and setting an example through personal experience is crucial.
"Anyone who switches from Russian to Ukrainian is literally a modern hero; he sets an example, he leads by example," says Hnatkovskyi. The actor is of the opinion that this is an indicator of national consciousness because the person considers the language issue to be relevant. He also added that such a person would be more patriotic than someone who has spoken Ukrainian before but now beats his chest and is a hypocrite.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA told how Oleksiy Hnatkovskyi of Dovbush named the only way to defeat Russia: the occupied territories in our heads.