Moscow's Invasion Pushes Ukrainians to Ditch Russian, Learn Ukrainian

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Matthew Luxmoore | Photographs by Joseph Sywenkyj for The Wall Street Journal

Aug. 6, 2022 5:30 am ET

KYIV, Ukraine—At a Kyiv bookstore one recent evening, two dozen adult students took turns explaining why they were brushing up on their country’s official tongue.

Among them were Kyiv natives who had never mastered Ukrainian and refugees from Russian-speaking front-line towns pummeled by Russian rockets.

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