Ukraine must declare 2021 ‘year of Ukrainian language’, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Taras Kremin believes that the state language policy has to be fundamental
12:40, 30 December 2020

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Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language Taras Kremin thinks that Ukraine must declare 2021 the year of the Ukrainian language. He said this in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

"I think that the state must declare 2021 the year of the Ukrainian language and approve the state program as soon as possible (on promoting the acquisition of the state language, - 112 International) because it is not a matter of education or science. These are issues of national security at the humanitarian level, state language policy, intellectual capitalization of society,” the official stated.

Related: Ukrainian language proficiency tests for public officials: Who needs to take it?

The ombudsman stressed that the state language policy had to be strengthened, as well as be fundamental, open, and multifunctional.

As we reported earlier, the share of films shot in Ukrainian in film distribution in a year decreased from 30.9% (159) to 11.8% (34 films).

The number of films filmed in Ukrainian in 2019 is 159, which is 30.9% of the total per year, and in 2020 - 34 (11.8%). In 2019, 210 films dubbed in Ukrainian were released, while in 2020 - 104 films.

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