UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS CONDEMNS DRAFT LAW ON LANGUAGE

07.06.12


The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has condemned the adoption of the Draft Law on the Principles of the State Language Policy by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada. The Draft Law contravenes the Constitution of Ukraine, which states that the state language of Ukraine is the Ukrainian language. 

Designed to accelerate the Russification of Ukraine, the Draft Law constitutes a serious threat to the future development of the Ukrainian language and its role as the sole state language in Ukraine. 

The UWC has called upon the Ukrainian government authorities to prevent the Russian language dominating in an independent Ukrainian state. 

Note. The UWC is an international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. It has member organisations in 32 countries (including the AUGB) and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council with special consultative status. 



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