Language issue not on agenda in Kyiv City Council

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Aug. 17, 2012, 4:05 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian opposition activists gesture as they clash with riot police on July 4, 2012 during a protest in Kiev against a new language law as President Viktor Yanukovych summoned the leaders of parliament to limit a growing crisis.

No one has raised a question of assigning Russian language with the status of a regional language in Kyiv City Council.

"Kyiv City Council has not received a relevant draft instruction," the press service of Kyiv City Council told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.

Earlier, Odesa city and regional councils declared Russian a regional language.

Deputies of Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Luhansk, and Kherson regional councils and Sevastopol City Council have also approved the same decision.

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