10 Dec 2019 15:52

Bill to annul state language law submitted to Ukrainian parliament

KYIV. Dec 10 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Servant of the People faction MP Maksym Buzhansky has proposed that the Verkhovna Rada annul the state language law.

"I have submitted a bill on terminating the state language law to parliament. To make things clear, [a bill] on the annulment of the language law based on recently uncovered circumstances and in light of the decision of the Venice Commission," Buzhansky wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

The existing state language law "has nothing in common with the protection and development of the Ukrainian language" and "is aimed at discriminating against native speakers of other languages, above all the Russian language," he said.

Buzhansky said he is confident that the annulment of this law "will open up an opportunity for signing a truly worthy document" that will meet Ukrainian interests and European values.

However, there is as of yet no information on the Verkhovna Rada's website that Buzhansky's bill has been registered.