President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling majority in Ukraine's parliament on July 3 “adopted controversial legislation that opponents fear will raise the status of Russian while undermining Ukrainian, the official state language,” Roman Olearchyk writes in a Financial Times report.
According to the report, “opposition politicians rushed to question the legality of the unexpected vote on a day that demonstrated how swiftly the nation has swung back towards political confrontation after a month of relative calm during the co-hosting of the Euro 2012 European football championship.”
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