Viatrovych says new law on state language to become next step toward Ukrainization
Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych says Ukraine has already taken a number of important steps toward Ukrainization but still has a long way to go, according to Glavred.
"Ukrainization is a rather long process, and we will not be able to claim its completion for a long time, but everything which has been done so far is extremely important. In fact, [language] quotas for Ukrainian music, movie dubbing, etc. are incredibly important steps moving us forward," the historian told Glavred.
Viatrovych noted that the adoption of the law on the state language should be the next step toward Ukrainization following the education law.
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Viatrovych also explained why Ukraine needs a state language law.
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