“Kyiv City State Administration will never raise the question of
bilingualism in Kyiv at its level,” he reported at the civil forum in
Kyiv on Tuesday.
At the same time Popov noted that Kyiv City Council is authorized to
adopt a decision on declaring Russian a regional language, and called on
the participants of the forum to address the capital’s deputies with a
corresponding appeal on the language issue.
“I think that your authoritative opinion concerning this problem and
official direction to the Kyiv Council is a pledge that nobody will ever
raise this question and in the near future we’ll balance our objective
opinion about how Kyiv should live,” administration’s head said.