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Yanukovych speaks for improvement of language law

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Aug. 22, 2012, 4:08 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has spoken again for the need to improve the law on the principles of the state language policy.
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KHARKIV – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has spoken again for the need to improve the law on the principles of the state language policy.

"I do not agree that this law has weakened the Ukrainian language. I think that the shortcomings that have been present in state policy will be settled by this law to some extent. But I'm not sure that the law is perfect and will work as it is," Yanukovych said at a briefing in Kyiv.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 22, 2012, 5:34 p.m.    

Promises mean absolutely nothing when they are not followed up with concrete action. Moreover, Yanukovych is notorious for making grandiose statements and then doing something completely different. A perfect example of this double-speak occurred recently when Vitya invited several language experts to his dacha in Crimea to discuss improvements to the recent language legislation. Instead of considering their advice he signed the legislation into law the very next day. In other words he has proven himself to be a hypocrite and his promises are only meant to appease his sovok supporters.

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 5, 2012, 12:40 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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kalina797 Sept. 5, 2012, 1:40 a.m.    

Of course, Yanukovych, do you really think we are that naive? We all know it's nearing election time and you are making promises to keep people happy. Promises that you will never keep. I have to say, I am impressed that you have enough brain cells to come up with this anyway. Considering you can barely speak using proper grammar, you have outdone yourself this year! Maybe you should take a PHD in corruption, false promises and bribery? And after that how about a nice break on your gold toilet?

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