Kiev authorities are trying to ban Russian language in Ukraine

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  • Reported in: Issue 56
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russian language
  • Outlet: Rossiya 24
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Ukraine is poised to enact a new language law which…

Ukraine is poised to enact a new language law which will ban Russian and make Ukrainian the sole and exclusive language in the country.

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It is an often repeated disinformation that Russian is or will be banned in Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP), . The draft law under consideration in the Ukrainian parliament allows the use of languages other than Ukrainian in government business but requires translation into Ukrainian.bit.ly/2kKuipe,

Ukrainians are Russophobia

Ukrainians are Russophobia.

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In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, . The actions of Russia such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society.

Former Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenuk purchased 24 expensive properties in…

Former Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenuk purchased 24 expensive properties in Miami.

Disproof

The article uses information from the blog of an Ukrainian businessman without providing any further information or evidence to support this allegation. Yatsenyuk has filed a lawsuit against the blogger who wrote about his alleged purchase of 24 villas in Miami bit.ly/2kBdaSQ, .