Responding to a literary critic Alexander Arkhangelsky at a meeting of the Presidential Council on Culture and Arts, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow should be preserved.
- First, I will find out about the library's director as now I have no idea what is going on. But still we need to pay attention to a library. It should not be lost in any case, he said.
According to the Kremlin Head, "Ukrainians in Russia is the third largest titular nation: Russians, Tatars and Ukrainians in third place - 3 million people."
- I think Russian and Ukrainians, in the long run, are one nation. Maybe someone does not agree with it, but that's another question. Of course, Ukraine has its own roots in culture, literature, said Putin as cited by ria.ru.