Tuesday, 21 August 2012
In The West Of Ukraine Officially Refused To Recognize The New Law On Languages
TERNOPIL, Ukraine -- Ternopil Oblast Council recognized the recently promulgated the law on fundamentals of the State language policy “has no legal force on the territory of the region. The relevant decision was taken August 16, 66 deputies have voted for it, 7 did not vote and one abstention. The Ternopil Regional Council decided to apply to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine with the request to recognize the “language” of the law unconstitutional. In progolosovannom draft decree stated that this law has been adopted in breach of article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine, where it is stated that “the sole State language is Ukrainian. We remind that Russian language as a regional, according to the new law, have already recognized the Sevastopol, Odessa City Soviets and Zaporozhye, Odessa, Donetsk oblsovety. President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed the law, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on August 8, the language requiring the Cabinet to provide a set of measures to implement its provisions and to make changes in a number of other laws of Ukraine. According to this document, the Russian language is now becoming regional in 13 administrative and territorial units of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Luhansk, Odesa, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Crimea, Chernihiv regions and the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol. On 14 August while interacting with reporters in Sevastopol, Yanukovich said: “there will be time-we’ll see you with advantages and disadvantages. This is not dogma. If you need to make some amendments to the Act-we’ll do it. ” The head of the State noted that it had already established a working group that includes the authors of the law on languages and the people who wanted to work on its improvement. “The law requires that parity has created conditions for Ukraine to have not had any problems in any region and is consistent with the European Charter,” Yanukovych said.