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Wall Street Journal: Language bill stirs anger in Ukraine

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June 5, 2012, 10:33 p.m. |

Ukrainian riot police officers clash with opposition activists during a protest rally in Kyiv, June 5. Several thousand flag-waving activists staged a noisy protest outside the parliament building, protesting the bill that would keep Ukrainian as the only official language in the country, but Russian could be used in courts, hospitals and other institutions in Russian-speaking regions.

KIEV—Ukrainian lawmakers forced a controversial draft Russian language law through its first reading on Tuesday, forming a human shield around the parliament's rostrum to prevent opposition protests after the first attempt to pass the bill last month ended in a violent brawl.

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Jaroslaw Sawka June 7, 2012, 7:13 a.m.    

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AL BALA June 11, 2012, 6:14 p.m.    

Gee ? Are these statements from the above article - misleading or misinformed ?

The kremlin (AKA - MUSCOVY) written law states that Russian can REPLACE Ukrainian in UKRAINE when the # of &quot;Russians&quot; - is 10% in the vicinity.

In three letters conjunction &quot;or&quot; allows not accepting {USING} the official language {UKRAINIAN} not only for those in power, but also to all others. Experts .....

http://tsn.ua/ukrayina/movniy-zakon-mozhe-vinischiti-ukrayinsku-movu-za-18-rokiv-eksperti.html

PS Link with video.

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http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/128623/#ixzz1xUrcbebe

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