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Russia's offer to discuss Ukrainian language law at UN Security Council denied

The members of the UN Security Council blocked Russia’s proposal to discuss the language law adopted in Ukraine recently
09:28, 21 May 2019

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UN Security Council denied Russia discussion the Ukrainian language law, as it became known from the UN Youtube-channel, where the session was broadcasted.

The members of the UN Security Council blocked Russia’s proposal to discuss the language law adopted in Ukraine recently.

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On May 18, Russia’s representation to the UN appealed to the Chairman of the Security Council asking to call the session because Verkhovna Rada adopted the language law.

As it was reported earlier, on April 25, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft law #5670-d on the provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state one in the second reading and in general.

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The status of Ukraine's state language will be endorsed over the course of the next ten years when the government implements the respective program. 

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