RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s controversial language bill goes to Yanukovych

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Aug. 1, 2012, 8:56 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by RIA Novosti

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych


The controversial bill granting the Russian language official status in about half of Ukraine’s regions, has been submitted for signature to the president of Ukraine, the country’s parliament said on its website on Tuesday, July 31.

It is unclear whether it was eventually signed by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, who earlier stalled the passage of the bill by refusing to sign it into law. Lytvyn tendered his resignation on July 4 in protest, but the Rada voted against the resignation on Monday, July 30.

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