Swearing good for people, says Ukrainian health minister – media

02:25, 05 July 2019
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Ulana Suprun / Photo from UNIAN

She was commenting in response to a proposed new law being put forward by MP Olha Bohomolets, which aims to stop public figures from swearing in the media, the BBC said.

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It says that people swearing on TV and in public speeches could be fined up to 1,275 Ukrainian hryvnias ($49; £39).

But Dr Suprun's view is that cursing can be useful in extreme situations, saying "in a number of cases the use of swear words means that people are close to each other and there is a good emotional contact between them."

She added that people should work on removing their feelings of aggression rather than their obscene language.

The law on "countering foul language" is currently being examined by a parliamentary committee.

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