Symonenko: Communist Party not to support amendments to language law

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Aug. 31, 2012, 1:09 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Petro Symonenko was sure that politicians are trying to divert attention from what is really happening in the country by passing language law.

The Ukrainian Communist Party will not support any amendments to the country's language policy, Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko has said.

While commenting to journalists in Novohrad-Volynsky, Zhytomyr region, on possible amendments to the language law in terms of increasing the percentage of the population who can claim the need for the approval of a regional language from 10% to 30%, he said that the law was aimed at contradictions in society. He noted that by adopting this law in parliament, lawmakers had met the requirements of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

"But this law does not solve the problem of the Russian language," the party's press service quoted Symonenko as saying.

He added that politicians are thus trying to divert attention from what is really happening in the country. He said he was sure that changing the law would escalate the situation in the regions.

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 4, 2012, 8:29 p.m.    

Russian language is the treasure of Ukraine.

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 5, 2012, 12:36 a.m.    

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Father, please protect our native Russian language in our Motherland.
Native People of Odessa

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