Kolesnichenko: Yanukovych will sign language bill

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Aug. 8, 2012, 9:12 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych


Sevastopol – Regions Party parliamentary faction MP Vadym Kolesnichenko has said that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will sign the bill on the principles of the state language policy soon.

"I think that the president will sign this bill in the near future," Kolesnichenko told journalists during a visit to Sevastopol on Tuesday.

He added that the president ordered a group of experts to learn the document in details and check whether it is in line with the Constitution of Ukraine, human rights, and Ukraine's European obligations.

As reported, on July 3 the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, passed the bill on the principles of state language policy.

At first Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn refused to sign the document and tendered his resignation. The parliament rejected his resignation twice.

On July 31, Lytvyn signed the document and sent it to the president for signature.

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IvanovPetrovSidorov Aug. 8, 2012, 1:16 p.m.    

The sooner the better, thank God.

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carl Aug. 8, 2012, 3:55 p.m.    

Will not happen. Rada will come back from break have a few fistfights than break again for the election.

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from eu Aug. 8, 2012, 10:28 p.m.    

once time more this guy showed to the world that is doing nothing for ukraine and ukrainian people,but continue to do russian interest,the 80% of the real ukrainian next election if they want to save ukraine they have to vote against this ukrainian sovereignity destroyer

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