The new language law will split Ukraine


The new language law will split Ukraine. There are a lot of national minorities in Ukraine, including Armenians. The new law will lead to even greater divisions and tensions and, moreover, will intensify conflict.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and discrimination against Russian speakers and  the new Law on the Ukrainian  Language.

The language rights of national minorities have to be in line with Ukraine’s obligations under the European Charter for Regional Languages and Languages of National Minorities. This is guaranteed by a separate law, the draft of which the government must develop and submit to the Parliament six months after the law on the state language enters into force.

More background about new language law can be found here.


  • Reported in: Issue 151
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Human rights, Russian language
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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