The son of former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Michael admitted to journalists that he loves the Ukrainian language with all my heart, but speaks Russian. Reports about it “Strenia”.
The magazine has published video of conversation with a young man during a rally near the building of the State Bureau of investigation (GBR) on August 12, the action took place during the visit of former head of state for questioning in the case of possible tax evasion in the purchase of TV channel “Direct”.
“Of course, ideally, it would be speaking Ukrainian, but I speak Russian,” explained Michael. He said that parents because of this “repression”, but the father repeatedly asked him to attempt to use in everyday life, the state language.
The slogan of Poroshenko in the elections of the head of state, which he lost to Vladimir Zelensky, was “one faith, one language, a unified army”.
July 16 in Ukraine came into force the law “On ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language”, developed by the government of the former President. According to the document, the Ukrainian language became mandatory for public authorities and public institutions.
Immediately after the election Zelensky in his team said that the law is a “carrot”, and suggested that it might infringe on the rights of linguistic minorities. Later it became known that the President has no plans to ask the constitutional court for revision, but the existing provisions of the document can be amended if necessary.
Video, photo All from Russia.