The newly baked Miss Universe Ukraine, Anna Neplyakh became a target of linguistic activists in Ukraine for speaking Russian at the event. This is what she had to say to them:
As a person that grew up in a Russian speaking family, in a city, (she is from Dnieper) where 90% of the people speak Russian, deserve to have my right to speak in a language that is convient to me respected.
Ukraine’s problem is psychological. An aggressive minority, known in circles as Svidomites, do not recognize the rights of the passive majority. Already few territories have split from Ukraine, and I believe that with the newly resurgent Russia, others will likely soon follow.