UN calls on Ukraine to develop law on rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities The bill on the rights of national minorities will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration this fall.
11:05, 05 August 2020
Clashes with police reported in Kyiv as lawmakers plan to consider change to language law (Photos, video) Activists have been rallying for a second day in a row.
17:58, 17 July 2020
Advocates of Ukrainian Language Law rally outside Constitutional Court building They see attempts to cancel the law as part of Russian propaganda.
23:29, 09 July 2020
Ukraine, Hungary seek to overcome impasse over language law impeding NATO initiatives – media The May 29 trip to Budapest is Kuleba's first non-virtual visit as foreign minister since the introduction of restrictive measures to slow down the coronavirus pandemic.
16:05, 30 May 2020
Ukraine's parliament to consider amendments to language law – Razumkov The law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language entered into force on July 16.
23:06, 10 March 2020
Hungary puts forward new proposals regarding Ukraine's education law Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science Hanna Novosad was asked to take them into consideration.
14:00, 07 February 2020
Ukraine language law: all ads on TV, radio, and in print must be in Ukrainian starting Jan 16 At the same time, organizations of foreign broadcasting, those airing programs in one or several official EU languages along with the state language may also advertise in EU languages.
22:30, 13 January 2020
Ukraine to prepare in early 2020 bill on minority languages The relevant Parliament committee decided to return to considering the conclusions of the Venice Commission on language law once they receive the opinion of the Constitutional Court.
10:15, 24 December 2019
Fines for not using Ukrainian in official communication to be introduced in two-three years – language ombudsperson Monakhova reiterated the law does not regulate the use of the Ukrainian language in the private sphere.
16:00, 12 December 2019
Ukraine's ruling faction leader Arakhamia comments on MP's initiative to repeal language law Arakhamia says the issue will be discussed at the Servant of the People faction's meeting.
15:00, 12 December 2019
Ukraine says no problem with Venice Commission's conclusions on language law On December 6, the Venice Commission said State Language Law of Ukraine failed to strike balance between strengthening Ukrainian and safeguarding minorities' linguistic rights.
16:40, 10 December 2019
Ukraine's language law "fails to strike balance" – Venice Commission The Conclusion includes a wide range of recommendations for amending the legislation and notes its certain points that the Commission believes contradict the country's international obligations.
21:00, 06 December 2019
Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership, Szijjarto says The row over the language law continues.
23:15, 04 December 2019
MFA Ukraine hands protest note to Hungary Ambassador The envoy was summoned to the Ministry on December 2.
23:45, 02 December 2019
Interior minister Avakov responds to Russian official's statement on separatism threats in Ukraine Avakov referred to Volodin's words as "new lenses for rose-colored glasses".
21:00, 01 December 2019
Budapest to continue blocking cooperation between Ukraine and NATO – Hungarian envoy At the same time, the ambassador says Hungary does not block the process of Ukraine's integration into NATO.
16:20, 28 November 2019
Pro-Moscow deputy refuses to speak Ukrainian at official Conciliation meeting of MPs Ukraine's leading party chief and possible future Speaker of Ukraine's Parliament Dmytro Razumkov reminded the representative of the "Opposition Platform - For Life" Party of the provisions of language legislation and Verkhovna Rada regulations.
14:00, 14 August 2019
Russia raises false fears about Ukrainian language law – media The report debunks MFA Russia's false claim that doctors and teachers will be prohibited from speaking Russian.
22:30, 24 July 2019
UNSC discusses Ukraine's law on language, no decision taken The UN Security Council meeting ended without any resolutions or decisions.
03:20, 17 July 2019