From Pablo Gintov (FB post):
Today this gorgeous church, Kyiv Lavra, which is also one of the oldest churches in the region (it was built in the 11th century), for the first time in centuries held the Christmas mass in Ukrainian.
Until now, it always had been in Russian.
Think about it, when you hear someone talk about Putin’s aim to “protect” the interests of the Russian speakers in Ukraine. So far he has only achieved the opposite (on top of killing thousands of both Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking people): more and more Ukrainians are switching to the Ukrainian language precisely because they don’t want to be associated with Putin’s “protection”.