The law on the Ukrainian language regulates a language that is simply a dialect of Russian.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the existence of a separate Ukrainian language and the language law.
Ukrainian is an East Slavic language and the official state language of Ukraine. It is one out of 20 Slavic languages.
Linguists trace the origin of the Ukrainian language to the Old Slavic language of the early medieval state of Kievan Rus'. The Modern Ukrainian language has been in common use since the late 17th century.
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, modern literary Ukrainian emerged out of the colloquial Ukrainian tongue at the end of XVIII century.