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Ukrainian President Signs Bill Elevating Status Of Russian Language

Ukrainian President Viktor YanukovychUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed into law a bill that elevates the status of the Russian language in the former Soviet republic.

Yanukovych office released a statement on August 8 saying the Ukrainian president had signed the highly controversial law on "the foundations of the state language policy."

The law greatly expands the possibilities for use of the Russian language in Ukraine, but stops short of giving it the same status as the Ukrainian language.

The move has angered many in Ukraine who view the law as weakening Ukraine's sovereignty in an attempt to curry favor with its giant neighbor Russia.

Based on reporting by IFX and AFP
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by: Jackbvi from: US
August 08, 2012 19:13
US government and its NATO minions did not approve the language bill as is evident from RFE/RL article

by: wolodymyr from: usa
August 10, 2012 16:51
Victor Yanukovych is a traitor to all Ukrainian people. To all nations ! Please help to stop Russian expansion and condam their actions. Also they are pushing their languge in USA and Canada in non Russian churches and groups.

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