[lg policy] Ukrainian remains the only state language in Ukraine

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 29 14:28:17 UTC 2012

Ukrainian remains the only state language in Ukraine
Tags: language, Ukraine, World, Politics, News

Jun 28, 2012 19:06 Moscow Time
Ukrainian remains the only state language in Ukraine


A court in Ukraine has rejected the initiative of the opposition
deputies to open a case regarding the bill “On the foundations of the
state language policy”. This document says that Ukrainian remains the
only official language in the country and at the same time
considerably broadens the language rights of the national minorities.
If the number of national minority representatives in a given region
tops 10 per cent of the population, special status is granted to their

Russian, which is the second in importance language in Ukraine, will
be recognized as a regional language in 13 out of 27 regions. The
deputies of the Party of Regions that is the ruling party in Ukraine
plan to ensure the recognition of the Russian language as the second
state language in the country.


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