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 Fight in Parliament. Regions Tried to Push Through Kindergarten Russification Law. VIDEO

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine witnessed a scuffle due to another language bill.

As LigaBusinessInform informs, First Deputy Speaker Adam Martyniuk put the draft amendments to the law "On Preschool Education" № 9714-1 to vote which, according to the opposition deputies provides for Russification of kindergartens. The adoption of the draft was voted by 222 deputies at 226 required. After that Martyniuk put to vote the proposal to get back to the document, several opposition deputies rushed to the parliamentary podium, NUNS deputy Andriy Parubiy ran into the box of the Presidium and snatched the microphone from Martynyuk. However, the voting continued.

Martynyuk's proposal was supported by even less votes - 213 votes. After that Martynyuk went on to the next bill. People's deputies returned to their places.

The bill proposed to add to the law on pre-school education a new provision of the "right of free choice of parents for the education of their child." Article 10 of the Law on the provisions was supplemented with the provisions to meet national, cultural, educational and linguistic needs of the citizens by creating pre-school educational institutions in which parenting is in their national or other languages."

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