Photo: Dmitry Razumkov page in Facebook
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmitry Razumkov in an interview with “Commander in chief” spoke about the protection of the Russian language in the country.
The politician considers it necessary to amend language legislation. He acknowledged that the ruling party “servant of the people” there is no consensus on this issue, but most of the MPs adheres to the “centrist position”.
Razumkov recalled that during the election campaign, he used the Russian language: “And it was my principal position that I argued. Now I am the official Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, and talk exclusively in the Ukrainian language. Ester, I also communicate in Ukrainian, but, if I’m approached by someone in Russian, I’m 100% switching to Russian”.
He believes that politicians now have to think not about how you perceive their words on the language issue, and whether they will unite Ukrainian society or not.
May 20 the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that the language issue is not on the agenda. However, he noted that it is only fair to treat all national minorities.
In March Zelensky has signed the law “About complete General secondary education” that terminates in the country of Russian-speaking school from September 2020. Students from Russian-speaking families in the fifth grade should learn the Ukrainian language at least 80 percent of the items. Training program in Russian are canceled.
In July, 2019 in Ukraine entered into force the law “On ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language”, developed by the government of the former President of the country Petro Poroshenko. According to the document, the Ukrainian language became mandatory for government bodies, educational institutions, hospitals and service sectors.
Video, photo All from Russia.