The Kyiv Post welcomes feedback about our new website and we stand ready to fix any problems users might encounter in our test phase. Contact us at: news@kyivpost.com or +38-044-591-3344. Thank you!

Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: Communists call for expansion of language law

The Communist Party of Ukraine has proposed expanding the scope of the language law and sees in it no threat to Ukrainian society.

“We will introduce amendments [to the law on principles of state language policy] to expand the scope of this law,” Communist Party MP Oleksandr Holub told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.

He said that the Russian language was not a minority language, because “at least half of our citizens freely speak it.”

“Of course, we will block all attempts to neutralize this law and cancel its current provisions,” he said.

The MP said that the whole society would soon make sure that nothing bad would happen in relation to the Ukrainian language. He also said that the adoption of the law was one of the steps of granting official status to the Russian language.

Holub said that in a new parliament the Communist Party would raise the question of the adoption of a bill proposed by Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko, People’s Party faction deputy Serhiy Hrynevetsky and Regions Party faction leader Oleksandr Yefremov.

“In our opinion, it is more progressive, and it better takes into account the language needs,” he said.

Holub said that the protection of the Ukrainian language at the legislative level would be one of the initiatives of the Communist Party in the new parliament.

Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter.

Advertisement

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
More in this section
Attention

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote
Attention

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?

Attention

Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: