Putin’s War On Ukraine Also Means War On Language

Jayson Frascatore
ILLUMINATION
Published in
3 min readMar 31, 2022

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As Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine continues with no end in sight, the Kremlin’s dangerous propaganda outlet has been working overtime in order to promote a false sense of patriotism in order to gain more support for his invasion into Ukraine.

Putin’s murderous regime has not only declared an unnecessarily destructive and deadly war on the Ukrainian people, but he has also aimed his sights on clamping down on the war on free speech in Russia, as well as villainizing the Ukrainian language with outright lies.

Kremlin’s Clamp Down
It comes as no surprise that anyone who speaks out against the Russian government will pay a heavy price. Whether that means being arrested, jailed, poisoned, or murdered, it is one of the ways that Vladimir Putin has handled his critics while in power in order to ensure anyone is afraid to oppose him and his oligarchic regime.

In early March 2022, just days after the first airstrikes were reported in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin signed a dangerous law that makes it illegal to report the reality of his own doing. In Russia, it is now deemed “false information” to call the invasion into Ukraine an “invasion” or a “war” at all. Any person who does so while in Russia could face up to 15 years in jail. Many journalists and news outlets who have reported from Russia…

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Jayson Frascatore
ILLUMINATION

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