Artur Martovytskyi: It is impossible to return the Donbas and the Crimea, discriminating people according to the language principle

Artur Martovytskyi: It is impossible to return the Donbas and the Crimea, discriminating people according to the language principle

MP Artur Martovytskyi called on the Verkhovna Rada to support the decision of the OPPOSITION BLOC on the cancellation of the voting results for the draft law on language. He stated this during a briefing in the corridors of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, May 14.

According to him, the draft law on language was adopted with gross violations: Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy voted for it, violating the procedure clearly described by the Rules of Procedure. Also, there are numerous facts of non-personal vote, due to which a year ago the Constitutional Court overturned the previous language law.

Artur Martovytskyi reminded that the Constitution and the Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada require personal vote of MPs. Nevertheless, the MPs, whose cards voted in favor, were absent in the session hall.

“The Ukrainian people did not delegate the right of a non-existent coalition to push this controversial document through fraud. If the coalition had no votes, the draft law should have been removed from consideration. If there is no coalition in the Parliament, it is necessary to admit this and apologize for the five years of your time in power, stolen from the people,” the opposition leader emphasized.

According to him, it is impossible to return the Donbas and the Crimea, discriminating people on a language principle. “Moreover, such a Nazi ideology will lead to further loss of citizens’ trust in the state, and the consequences will be tragic,” the politician noted.

According to Artur Martovytskyi, the provocative language law violates the Constitution and contradicts the European Charter for Regional Languages, which is part of Ukrainian legislation. “Almost half of the citizens speak two languages – Ukrainian and Russian, or mainly Russian. The draft law on language calls them a national minority and equates to enemies. If it is neither a split of society, nor a division into first and second grade, or fascism, then what is it? Is it European norms? Perhaps, but then it is the Europe of the 13th century since the Inquisition,” the opposition politician emphasized.

“Every Ukrainian will pay from his own pocket for the creation of new bureaucratic institutions – the institute of language inspectors who will punish for the Russian language and the National Commission on Language Standards, whose certificates, rather than diplomas of Ukrainian universities, will become the basis for participating in competitions for public office,” the MP added.

Artur Martovytskyi called on the Verkhovna Rada to support the decision of the OPPOSITION BLOC on the cancellation of the results of voting for the draft law on language 5670-d.

14 May 2019 12:48
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