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UN urged Kiev protect Russian language by law

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UN urged Kiev protect Russian language by law


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Kiev authorities need to start working on a draft law on the protection of minority languages, UNIAN reports. This is stated in a report compiled by the UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights. 

According to the Head of the mission, Fiona Fraser, the document will ensure a balance between the protection of the linguistic rights of minorities and the preservation of the state language as one of the tools for integration in society. 

The authors of the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Ukraine note that the latest version of the law on the state language contains a more balanced approach than the first version of it. Nevertheless, there are no sufficient guarantees for the protection and use of minority languages. 

As Russkiy Mir reported, a law that will make even more pressure on those who speak Russian and on representatives of other national minorities will soon begin to act in Ukraine. Many of its provisions are not consistent with the international obligations undertaken by Kiev, and contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution. The law also does not comply with Minsk agreements. It will only aggravate the split of Ukrainian society and further alienate the prospects for resolving the crisis that Ukraine is going through.

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