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 Kiev City Council has Prepared a Draft Decision on the Language Matter

Kiev City Council has a draft decision regarding the language matter according to which Ukrainian will remain the single official language in the capital.

The press service of BYUT-Batkivschyna fraction in the council informed Censor.NET that its deputies prepared the draft of the document On the Position of the Kiev City Council Regarding the State Language Policy.

The chairman of the fraction Tatyana Melihova stated that the document will guarantee that Ukrainian will remain the only official language in Kiev.

According to her, the draft decision prescribes to consider the Law On the Basics of the State Language Policy to be exempt from execution in the territory of Kiev. The only official language, the language for records management is the Ukrainian language. Civil servants, officials, enterprises, organizations and establishments and citizens in realizing the state language policy in Kiev should apply article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine that grants the official status to the Ukrainian language.

The fraction leader said: "people come to me and say that they feel and support the struggle for Ukrainian and they are against the language law, even though they use Russian in their daily life. Kiev residents know very well that there never was, is or will be any oppression of Russian in the capital. Nobody forces you to use Ukrainian in your daily life or in talking with officials".

 
 
 
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