This was stated by Party of Regions deputy Vadym Kolesnichenko on the air of Era-FM.
"For me the priority of human rights is important. Just a couple of months ago, opponents and critics of my policy said: "Well, you are not forbidden to speak Russian. What's the problem? "Today I officially announce: fascism is on our doorstep. According to the law we are permitted to speak Russian among other languages in the parliament. And a political force delegated to the parliament forbids us from it and declares obstruction. Tomorrow I will be forbidden from wearing a jacket. The day after tomorrow they will decide who I should live with and how. This is what took place in Germany in 20-30-s of the last century," said Kolesnichenko.
"Before it was not a matter of principle what language to speak - Ukrainian or Russian depending on the comfort of the person I speak with. But now I have to speak Russian on principle, so that people know and understand - they have rights for which they need to fight," added Kolesnichenko.
According to him, the economy is more important than the language issue.
"Unfortunately, we are slipping... The society is trying to get to the language discussion. Though for me, and for the Party of Regions, and for the whole country a key issue is the economic development of our country and the well-being of every Ukrainian. I for example, do not care what language a sign is. I care that it is convenient for people. A sign, even if it is in 10 languages, does not determine the economic well being of our country," explained Kolesnichenko.