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Ukraine’s new language law seen as divisive by President-elect Zelenskiy

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has passed a law giving a special status to the Ukrainian language and making it mandatory for public sector workers. The measure has been charactarised as divisive both by President-elect Zelenskiy and Russia. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that the law passed on Thursday, April 25, which obliges all citizens to have command of the Ukrainian language and makes it an obligatory requirement for civil servants, soldiers,…