Ukrainian language stripped of official status in Russian proxy Donbas "republic" – rights watchdog Ukrainian teachers are known to have been retrained to teach Russian, while the number of classes assigned to Ukrainian was cut back in 2014.
22:50, 08 March 2020
Sentsov explains reason for switching to Ukrainian language of communication Sentsov says it was a conscious choice.
14:06, 30 January 2020
Almost 70% of Ukrainians oppose granting Russian language official status – poll At the same time, they believe Russian language should see no restrictions in citizens' private communications.
16:40, 21 January 2020
Most citizens say officials must speak Ukrainian during working hours A total of 81% agree that the Ukrainian language is an important feature of Ukraine's independence.
14:00, 21 January 2020
All ads in Ukraine should use official language as of Jan 16 Foreign broadcasting organizations, or other organizations broadcasting in one or several official languages of the European Union, are allowed to advertise in the official languages of the EU along with Ukrainian.
12:48, 16 January 2020
Activist: Ukrainian, Crimean-Tatar language learning being squeezed in Crimea – media Seven Ukrainian schools functioned on the peninsula before Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an order to send troops in early 2014 to seize the Ukrainian territory.
16:35, 02 January 2020
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
"DPR leader" Pushilin offers to strip Ukrainian of national language status in Donbas Russian will be the "only national language" in the Russian-controlled "republic."
15:28, 02 December 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
Ukraine's envoy to UN: "Russia not in position to tell us what language we should speak" Yelchenko says the issue of the Ukrainian language is a "purely internal issue."
22:58, 16 July 2019
Zelensky promises Ukrainian Canadians to defend Ukrainian language, keep course towards EU, NATO Zelensky is on a working visit to Canada.
20:59, 02 July 2019
Russia again calls UN Security Council over Ukrainian language law The Russian side already tried to gather a council meeting on the law on Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration day on May 20.
02:15, 02 July 2019
Ukraine marks 23rd anniversary of Constitution The country's main law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada overnight June 28, 1996.
14:40, 28 June 2019
UN Security Council decides not to discuss Ukraine's language law, rejecting Russia's request Russia's call to hold the discussion is not intended for constructive dialogue but rather to paint the new President in a negative light, Delattre said.
11:43, 21 May 2019
"Another act of absurdity": Russia wants UN Security Council meeting over Ukrainian language law The law on the Ukrainian language was enacted by the president on May 15, 2019.
06:30, 18 May 2019
Ukraine's language bill obliges all print media to have Ukrainian version The draft law provides that Internet websites must be first loaded in Ukrainian, but may also have other versions.
16:28, 25 April 2019
Culture Committee's head vows law on national minorities' languages to be adopted in six months Kniazhytsky said the relevant law "being fair to Ukrainians, in no way demeans any national minorities."
16:05, 25 April 2019
Poroshenko calls adopted draft law on Ukrainian language historic decision Poroshenko says the Ukrainian language is a symbol of the Ukrainian people and statehood.
13:26, 25 April 2019
Draft law on Ukrainian language adopted by 278 lawmakers The law will not be applicable to private communication.
11:44, 25 April 2019