ODESA – Deputies of Odesa City Council have approved an instruction on the implementation of the law of Ukraine on the principles of the state language policy in Odesa at a special sitting on Monday and gave Russian language the status of a regional language in the city.
According to the city council’s instruction, from now on the Russian
language may be used on the territory of Odesa as a regional language in
offices, official documents, at schools and universities, for
advertising and in the municipal toponymy.