Russian language is now officially persona non-grata in Ukraine. This means that people are forbidden from speaking Russian in government and public offices, stores, schools and workplaces. The snitching and scandals caught on camera are at an all time high. Meantime, some cities and oblasts are gearing up for a fight against this discrimination.
Recently, in a very surprising move, Zaporozhie elected a mayor who is widely considered pro-Russian. Zaporozhie happens to be the biggest industrial center of Ukraine outside of Donetsk. It is a large Russian-speaking E. Ukraine city, and it also happens to be the native city of Vladimir Zelensky. Despite that, in mayoral elections the city voted decidedly against a Zelensky’s protege, thus showing what Zaporozhie really thinks about its most famous native.
Zaporozhie on this map is just below Donetsk
Ukraine before 2014. Crimea is now a part of Russia and Donetsk/Lugansk are de-facto independent. Many names on this map are in Ukrainian