Some of the Ukranian nationalists are playing into the hands of Russian separatists in Ukraine. If the linked report is accurate, the attempts to reduce the standing of the Russian language will pour gasoline on separatist movements in the Crimea and the rest of South East Ukraine:http://rt.com/news/ukraine-language-lavrov-asselborn-627/
Yup. This move aggravated the crisis - without guarantees for minority rights, no one will trust the new government in Kiev.
And Ukraine cannot afford to alienate Russia even if it rejects a “big brother” role for its powerful neighbor. It must rein in anti-Russian extremists and ensure things don’t get out of hand.