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Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko has said the ratio of Ukrainian songs on radio stations will increase to 35% as of November 8.

"Today, the third phase of the implementation of Ukrainian quotas on radio stations comes into force – at least 35% of songs in Ukrainian, including in prime time. In the two years of the law – no radio station has been closed, there are more new wonderful songs in Ukrainian in all genres," he wrote on Twitter on November 8, 2018.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the law came into force on November 8, 2016, introducing annual increases in the quotas, which should be 25% in the first year, 30% in the second year, and 35% in the third year for songs; at least 50%, 55%, and 60%, respectively, for programs.

The law stipulates that eventually broadcasters must ensure that the share of the songs in the country's official language (Ukrainian) shall be no less than 35% of the total number of songs broadcast in 24 hours, in particular, at least 35% of the total number of songs played within the time intervals from 07:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 22:00.