The law on language is a real shame of Ukraine and a direct mirror of the Ukrainian authorities. This was written by the Prime Minister of the Opposition Government, Borys Kolesnikov on his Facebook page.
“The categorization of people into “our” and “not our” has already destroyed many countries. Such disrespect for languages and people has previously been assessed by one of the EU countries – Hungary. The Ukrainian authorities silently “swallowed the pill” and realized that they, to put it mildly, “hit the post”. The damage was caused to the reputation of Ukraine in the EU countries,” the opposition Prime Minister wrote.
According to him, the chauvinist policy of the outgoing authorities, analogues of which can only be found in the Nazi regimes, clearly: creates a “titular” nation; splits society; delivers a knockout blow to the education system and the media; grossly violates the Constitution of Ukraine.
“Taxpayers of all areas maintain Ukrainian universities. The authorities forget that they only manage the money of the Ukrainian people. Why must citizens, whose native language is Russian, Hungarian or any other, maintain universities that teach only in Ukrainian? Nowadays in all developed countries, there are several language programs. And we drive ourselves into some kind of nationalist cave,” the oppositionist said.According to Borys Kolesnikov, the language quotas for the Ukrainian media, introduced earlier and today’s law destroy Ukrainian television and radio. “Parubiy will not prohibit any Ukrainian citizen who has access to the Internet or a satellite dish watching channels from around the world. While the whole world conducts open policy, Ukraine, by such actions, moves into the Nazi caches. This law is a real shame of Ukraine and a direct mirror of the Ukrainian authorities,” Borys Kolesnikov stressed.