Most citizens think Ukrainian should be only state language

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Almost two-thirds of Ukrainians believe that Ukrainian should be the only state and official language in their country, according to a joint survey conducted by the Socis Center and the Razumkov Center.

When asked how the Ukrainian and Russian languages should coexist in Ukraine, 64.5% of respondents said that Ukrainian should be the only state and official language, and Russian can be used freely. Some 17.7% of Ukrainians believe that Ukrainian should be the state language, and Russian may be the official language in some regions. Another 15.2% hold the opinion that there should be two official languages in Ukraine – Ukrainian and Russian.

The survey entitled “Socio-political situation in Ukraine” was conducted by the Socis Center and the Razumkov Center on July 21-28, 2020. The poll surveyed the adult population of Ukraine, except for non-government-controlled areas of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. A total of 4,000 respondents over the age of 18 were interviewed.

© 2020 Ukrinform News

4 comments

  • They are of course right. But this is a tricky problem. Putler’s ‘novayarossia’ bullshit envisioned a takeover of all the Russian-speaking cities, which would have left Ukraine with no coastline, since Kherson and the strategically crucial cities of Mykolaiv and Odessa are all Russian speaking. What the little rat did not realise was that Kherson and Mykolaiv hate his fascist regime, but for their own unfathomable reasons prefer speaking Russian. Odessa is a bit more tricky, as it is infested with putinoid scum, including the Mayor. But you can’t force people to change their language overnight.

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    • But you can teach all scholars ukrainian as first language and give them a choice to study either english or russian as second language. Also official documents should be issued in ukrainian, english, portuguese and french only. It’s not a pain for anybody.

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      • They should. I don’t know what they speak in the schools in those cities?
        What I did notice was that businesses have to adjust according to the region. Eg: in Lviv and the west, you will get all your messages from your mobile provider in Ukrainian, yet in Russian speaking cities they come in Russian. It must be a logistical nightmare. If you need a legal document prepared, it must be in Ukrainian in all areas and rightly so.

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