Ukrainian language: myths and facts

On November, 9, Ukrainians around the world celebrate the Day of Ukrainian Literature and Language. This year, during Russia’s large-scale war against Ukraine, our country is known far beyond its borders, and the interest in our language as culture has increased.

Russia has been waging a war against Ukraine for eight years and eight months but it has been also waging a war against the Ukrainian language as one of the key markers of national identity. The first thing the aggressor does in the occupied territories is ban the Ukrainian language in schools, destroy libraries, and burning Ukrainian books.

Linguicide has long been a part of Russian colonial politics – but it won’t work in the XXI century. Today, Ukraine is supported by the whole civilized world, and our language unites Ukrainians around the globe. Our language has survived centuries of repression – and proved it can’t be destroyed, so Ukraine will prevail – no matter what aggressor plans.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).