Language bill to expand Russian-speakers'rights in Ukraine

Mis à jour : 10 Sep 2010

Published by Ria Novosti, 8. September 2010

A draft language law pending in the Ukrainian parliament ensures a significant expansion in the use of Russian, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Under the bill, Ukrainian will remain the only state language in the country but the use of "minority" languages will expand, Vadim Kolesnichenko, a member of the ruling Party of Regions faction and head of the Russian-Speaking Ukraine public movement, said. Read more...