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“It [the resignation] will be directly connected with the development of the situation of the language issue,” Lytvyn said in an interview with the Rada Channel on Friday.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill on the principles of state language policy initiated by the Regions Party on July 3. The document significantly expands the sphere of use of Russian and languages of other national minorities in the regions where they are used by at least 10% of population.

The opposition claimed that the document was passed with multiple violations.On the next day after the vote, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn and his deputy Mykola Tomenko resigned.

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