ZAPORIZHIA – Zaporizhia Regional Council has declared Russian a regional language.
According to an Interfax-Ukraine, 79 of the 81 deputies that were
present at the council’s sitting approved the decision. Two members of
the Batkivschyna Party voted against it.
As reported, earlier Odesa City Council and Odesa Regional Council assigned Russian language with the regional status.
The Crimean parliament instructed the Crimean government to draft and
submit for approval amendments to the law of Ukraine on the principles
of the state language policy by October 10, 2012.
Krasny Luch Town Council in Luhansk region has also declared Russian a regional language.
Deputies of Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regional councils and Kharkiv City Council are to consider the issue soon.