State Duma calls new Ukrainian language law discriminatory

15.05.2019, Moscow.

The state language law that the President of Ukraine Poroshenko signed violates the rights of other citizens, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Volodatsky said on May 15, RT reports.

 “This is a discriminatory law; it violates the rights of other citizens,” Volodatsky said. He added that “None of the Ukrainian presidents before him did as much harm to their country and the people as Poroshenko did with his ideas, laws, and decisions.”

On May 15, the President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko signed into law an act “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as a State Language,” which undermines the rights of Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine. It is the lifting of the limitations on the use of the Russian language that was the main demand of the Ukrainian protesters in Crimea and Donbass in 2014.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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