Ukraine: more city councils grant Russian "regional" language status

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Jun 3 15:08:23 UTC 2006

Mykolaiv city council reconfirms language vote

The Mykolaiv city council, also challenged a legal protest from the local
prosecutor on the Russian as regional language issue.
On Friday, the council reconfirmed its decision to grant Russian regional
language status in the city. Fifty-nine council members voted in favor of
Russian and seventeen voted against. Demonstrators representing both sides
of the issue gathered by the city council building to make sure their
voices were heard. Meanwhile, Mykolaiv mayor Volodymyr Chaika said he was
against the vote. He called for a wider discussion of the issue. He stated
that neither the Russian nor the Ukrainian language has ever been subject
to discrimination in the city. Mykolaiv became the sixth city in Ukraine
to declare Russian a regional language, citing the European Charter on
minority languages.

[See also:]

 [02.06.2006 15:16] Luhansk oblast council reconfirms language vote
despite protests

[26.05.2006 12:00] Donetsk: City council votes for Russian as a regional

 [24.05.2006 14:23] Dnipropetrovsk: City council grants Russian language
regional status

 [18.05.2006 15:00] Donetsk oblast grants Russian regional status

 [12.05.2006 18:18] Prosecutors say Russian language votes were illegal

 [27.04.2006 12:01] Vice premier says local councils Russian language
status resolutions illegal

 [26.04.2006 15:15] Sevastopol adopts Russian a regional language

 [22.03.2006 12:03] Russia approves Kharkiv decision to make Russia a
regional language, expects other oblasts will follow

 [06.03.2006 20:01] Crimean language referendum illegal: Justice ministry

 [06.03.2006 16:08] Kharkiv: City council approves Russian as regional

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