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Ukrainian president ranked half of the population of ethnic minorities

December 28 2007

Just so you can understand the words of President Yushchenko, he said at a press conference in 2007. The head of Ukraine criticized the prospect of introducing the Russian language, spoken by more than 50% of the population, as the second state.

Yushchenko said that a referendum on this question personally, he would have voted against it. In this case, his point of view, the Ukrainian president reinforced the mention of the country's constitution, which currently states that the only official language is Ukrainian.

At the same time Yushchenko noted that Ukraine, with due respect for the language of each ethnic minority, and every citizen of Ukraine has the right to communicate in their native language. According to the president of the country, in Ukraine there are 110 Hungarian, dozens of Bulgarian, Greek, Jewish and thousands of Russian-language schools. The current language policy of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has called a "liberal" and stressed that it meets the "European standards", UNIAN.

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