CYRILLIC IS OUR HERITAGE—P.Ts.U. REPRESENTATIVE COMMENTS ON INITIATIVE TO SWITCH TO LATIN SCRIPT
Religiina Pravda, 14 September 2021
Ukrainians should preserve Cyrillic because that is our heritage. This was the opinion expressed by a representative of the PTsU [Orthodox Church of Ukraine], Archbishop Evstraty, commenting on the initiative of the secretary of the Council for National Security and Defense, Aleksei Danilov, regarding Ukraine's switch to Latin script.
"Why not? Because Cyrillic is OUR heritage, OUR alphabet. More than 1,000 years of Ukrainian culture was created by it. It is not borrowed, like Arabic script for the Turks or Cyrillic for the cossacks, who when they switched to Latin exchanged one borrowed script for another.
"All languages of the world have Latin transliteration, and therefore Ukrainian should have it, phonetically close to the original and comprehensible for the international reader and standardized.
"But like Greeks, Koreans, Jews, Armenians, or Georgians, who are proud of their own alphabets and have not exchanged them for Latin, we also should preserve Cyrillic," the representative of the PTsU wrote. (tr. by PDS, posted 14 September 2021)Russia Religion News Current News Items
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