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The former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Farion criticized the Ukrainian security forces, who speak the Russian language. She stated in local television, reports “Ukraine.ru”.
“You can just call them Muscovites. Why do you say in Russian? You live on what ground? Ukrainian. What kind of bread you eat?.. What have you clung to this dead language?” said the former MP, adding that Ukrainians prefer the Russian language state because of laziness.
7 October the Russian foreign Ministry said that the Ukrainian authorities continue previously taken the course in total and forced Ukrainization of the country, accompanied by even greater discrimination of the Russian language. With the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry made after the news of the translation from 2020 Russian schools in the Republic in the Ukrainian language. In Moscow said that Kiev has ignored criticism of the law by the Council of Europe and refused to finish the project.
MFA also expressed concern that the Russian language in Ukraine continues to suffer from double discrimination, because for schools with instruction in languages of national minorities of the European Union, the transition to the Ukrainian language is postponed until 2023.
The law “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state” entered into force in Ukraine on July 16. The document stipulates that the Ukrainian language is compulsory for public authorities and local governments, educational institutions, hospitals and service sectors. On it are obliged to speak in court, the army, law enforcement, advertising, during election campaigns and referendums.
Video, photo All from Russia.