In brief - 2006-05-03

  • 2006-05-03
President Viktor Yushchenko asked Ukraine's Justice Ministry and the Prosecutor-General's Office to look into the legality of recent local-government decisions granting Russian the status of a regional language. So far, two local administrations 's the eastern region of Lugansk and the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea 's have tried to elevate the status of Russian. Both regions have a predominantly Russian-speaking population. Yushchenko's deputy chief-of-staff, Anatoly Matviyenko, said on April 28 that the moves breach Ukraine's constitution, which states that Ukrainian is the sole state l...
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