DISINFO: A new law will ban the use of the Russian language in Ukraine
  • Outlet: ntv.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 09, 2016
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 47
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia
West Protest Russian language Ethnic Russians

DISINFO: A new law will ban the use of the Russian language in Ukraine


A new law will ban the use of Russian and limit the use of national minorities’ regional languages in western Ukraine which will lead to conflicts and protests.


One of the authors of the draft law, Mykola Knyazhytsky says the legislation is not designed to curtail any minority language in Ukraine, but rather to support Ukrainian through proposing to increase Ukrainian language content on national television to 75%.The proposed law is discussed in committee. More details about this law here.


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