Newzulu Mobile citizenside Boomzulu Sportzulu Weatherzulu
In partnership with :

huzul huzul 8275 Points
Follow
Added
Following
Delete
Deleted
Pending
Loading
Error
6
Vote
Vote
I saw this story on the Citizenside and thought you should see it

Ukrainians protest new emphasis on Russian language

World News Kiev, Ukraine - 04 July 2012

Hundreds of Ukrainian protesters gathered in Kiev on July 4, 2012 to protest a new law that would place greater emphasis on the Russian language in numerous Ukrainian provinces.

The Ukrainian Parliament approved the law the previous day; however, President Viktor Yanukovych has yet to sign the law into effect. 

According to an article on RIA Novosti, Russia's largest news agency, the law would make Russian the regional language for 13 out of Ukraine's 27 administrative territories. Kiev would be included. Although Ukrainian would remain the state language,restrictions on the Russian language would be removed. 

The protests led to clashes with Kiev police. Parliament Speaker Volodymiyr Lytvyn resigned over the law's passage.

Our contributor writes:

"The morning after pro-Russian majority senators in the Ukrainian Parlaiment (Verkhovna Rada) accepted a legislative act which evidently limits the usage of Ukrainian language in Ukraine (!) people gathered in European Square, in the center of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, to protest against such a non-patriotic act."

Vote
Vote
Report
Related images
Comments (0)
Please use only letters, numbers or '_'.
Please provide your email address.
Send
Cancel
Newscalls
A series of strikes by Cardiff Bus drivers starts with a 24-hour action today by more than 500 Unite members. A limited... Read story
Hundreds of migrants have been stranded outside a major railway station in Budapest, Hungary amid efforts to stop them... Read story
A cleric at Sayed Ghazi mosque in the town of Kafr al-Dawar has been suspended after changing the call to dawn prayer to... Read story
From today, HGVs without side guards to protect cyclists are banned from London's roads. The safety equipment helps prevent... Read story
Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo church, a politically influential Christian sect in the Philippines, have drawn a... Read story