Category Archives: Language

Language law: Ukrainians complain over violations in service sector, ombudsman says

18:00, 23.01.21 – UNIAN The largest number of complaints were sent from the capital city of Kyiv and Kyiv region. Ukrainian Language Ombudsman Taras Kremin says 195 complaints and appeals have been registered since the law on the obligatory use of the Ukrainian language in the service sector came into force. “Exactly a week ago, on January 16, Article 30

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Court quashes ruling on Russian as Odesa’s regional language

Odesa District Administrative Court has found that regional council decisions regarding the regional status of the Russian language, which were made in 2012 under a law repealed in 2018, are now unconstitutional. “In Odesa region [the regional council decision]: the regional language has been cancelled. A decision to that effect was issued by Odesa District Administrative Court,” Svyatoslav Litinskyi said

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Harassment of Russian-speaking schoolchildren is a new favorite topic of Russian propaganda

Authors:Marina DovzhenkoThe propagandists took full advantage of the beginning of compulsory teaching in Ukrainian schools. Since the beginning of September, when Ukrainian schools began teaching according to new rules, which provide for the teaching of 80% of subjects in the Ukrainian language , (pro) Russian propaganda resources have intensified the spread of messages about “harassment of Russian-speaking citizens.” At the same time, the

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Buzhansky’s scandalous bill: Kravchuk announced that the document will not be put to a vote in the fall

Deputy Chairman of the Servant of the People faction Yevgenia Kravchuk said that the bill of Maxim Buzhansky on the state language in the educational process in the fall will not be considered in the Rada. This was reported by Radio Liberty . According to her, by autumn the scandalous document ” will lose its essence.” ” After all, from September 1, 2020, Russian-language schools are switching

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Second language in Ukraine should be English, not Russian – Danilov

The only state language in Ukraine should be Ukrainian. The second language to be studied from kindergarten should be English. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said this in an interview with the Ukrayinska Pravda online media outlet. “The issue of language is very important and fundamental for the state. We cannot have a second language,

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