One of the leaders of the parliamentary opposition Oleksandr Vilkul said, speaking from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada: “On Tuesday, Speaker Andriy Parubiy promoted and signed a provocative language law. However, the struggle for a normal life is not over. We will continue to defend the constitutional rights of millions of Ukrainians. It is a fight against banning people from speaking in any other language, rather than the state language.”
The MP stressed that in accordance with Article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the state ensures the free development, use and protection of the Russian language and the languages of national minorities. The language law adopted on April 25 directly contradicts this provision, the oppositionist stressed.
“We are appealing to the Constitutional Court, which can repeal this law. We have already collected the required 45 signatures of MPs. We cannot allow the current President and Parubiy to split Ukraine due to a whim to make a rating by any means,” Vilkul said.