The language law, if adopted, will be appealed to the Constitutional Court, - Oleksandr Dolzhenkov

The language law, if adopted, will be appealed to the Constitutional Court, - Oleksandr Dolzhenkov

The OPPOSITION BLOC intends to appeal to the Constitutional Court the law on language in case of its adoption by the Verkhovna Rada. This was stated by MP Oleksandr Dolzhenkov during a briefing in parliament. According to the oppositionist, the authorities deliberately discriminate against the Russian-speaking part of the population.

“They did not bother to envisage even minimal guarantees for the protection of languages of national minorities in the draft law on language, except for the Crimean Tatar. They consciously create discriminatory conditions in the sphere of services and education, in the media space in relation to the Russian-speaking population,” the politician said.

Oleksandr Dolozhenkov considers inadmissible the adoption of the law on language in its current form, since Ukraine is a multinational state.

“Ukrainians cannot live all the time only by army, language and faith. People are primarily concerned about their financial well-being. Here there is something to think about, since the level of economic recession has already reached the pre-crisis 2008. Back in 2013, Ukraine’s GDP was $183 billion, and today it is just over $110 billion. This is the real result of the work of the current authorities represented by the president, the coalition and the government,” the politician added.

According to Dolzhenkov, the more the authorities promise improvements, the worse ordinary Ukrainians live.

“Today we need to speak not about language and religion. Now the number one task is to return peace to Ukraine and restore the economy. We will do it immediately after the change of the authorities,” the MP emphasized.

14 March 2019 13:29
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