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Lviv City Council to challenge language law in Constitutional Court

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Aug. 28, 2012, 8:23 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Supporters of the Ukrainian opposition hold up the Ukrainian national flag during a protest in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, July 30, 2012. Ukrainian lawmakers refused to re-consider a controversial language bill that upgrades the status of the Russian language.
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LVIV – Lviv City Council will hold an extraordinary meeting dedicated to the adoption of the law on the principles of the state language policy on August 30, the Council's press service reported.

"I am calling an extraordinary session and the number one issue will be an appeal to the Constitutional Court, since the language law took effect, which in my opinion is the same as a stab in the back. Our lawyers have studied this document, and we are preparing a petition to the Constitutional Court. I think deputies will put aside their electoral affairs and will come to vote for this appeal," the press service of Lviv City Council quoted Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy.

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blueriver Aug. 29, 2012, 12:57 a.m.    

For all you people who Love Putin and his friend Yanukovych , go away to Moscow you seem to believe that Yanukovych and Putin offer a better perfect life.

You can speak Russian in Moscow.....bye bye and enjoy your life in the Soviet corrupt Russian country

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kalina797 Sept. 5, 2012, 1:26 a.m.    

I strongly agree with your statement! If you love the Motherland, why don't you live there? I have no problem with Russians living in Ukraine, but I have a problem when they say they are being discriminated against! I do not understand why they live in Ukraine, if they love Russia so much. You have the right to live in Ukraine, as anyone else does, but please don't kill our culture and language and then say you are being discriminated against!

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Dirk Aug. 29, 2012, 6:15 a.m.    

Russia out of Ukraine!! Viva Bandera!!

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