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“I am sorry, it is just hard to concentrate,” he says in Ukrainian, of course, because the whole strike started off to protest against a law that elevated the status of the Russian language. Many believe the law will shrink the use of the only official language in the nation of 46 million. Parliament adopted the law on July 3, but is yet to be signed by the speaker and the president.

Most of the strikers decided to stop the hunger strike on July 18. “We have seen that the hunger strike is a passive form of protest which proved to be ineffective, “said Oksana Nezhyvenko, one of the leaders of the group of 10 young activists who remained on hunger strike until July 18.

Four activists decided to continue their hunger strike and say they will remain outside the Ukraine House until parliament drops the bill. 

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