Russian becomes regional language in Mykolaiv region
Mykolaiv Regional Council has decided to assign Russian the status of a regional language in the region.
Seventy-four deputies of the regional council voted for the decision and eight deputies voted against it, according to the regional online newspaper Novosti-N.
The majority of the deputies that supported the decision were from the Regions Party and the Communist Party of Ukraine, while the opponents of the decision were from the Front for Change Party and the Batkivschyna Party.
As reported, on August 21, 2012 Mykolaiv City Council declared Russian a regional language in the city.
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