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Ukrainian deprived of status of state language in 'Donetsk People's Republic'

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian language became the only ‘state language’ in the non-recognized 'republic'
14:00, 7 March 2020

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

The "authorities" of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic decided that the Ukrainian language would no longer have the status of “state” in the part of the Donetsk region, which is controlled by Russian hybrid forces. Radio Liberty wrote so, referring to separatist resources.

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Such a decision was proposed by the ‘MPs’ of the so-called “People’s Council of the DPR” in return to the offer of the leader of the group, Denis Pushilin.

“The establishment of the Russian language as the state language will help increase and enrich the spiritual culture of the state, strengthen interstate relations. In modern realities, when establishing the status of the DPR, it is necessary to take into account the intensity of integration processes between the DPR and the Russian Federation,” - these were the words of the representative of Pushilin, as quoted by the local sources.

The Russian language became the only "state language" in the self-styled "DPR".

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Until now, in the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, the Ukrainian language formally retained the status of the "state language".

As we reported before, in Donetsk region, the National Guard employees detained a man suspected of the assistance of the pro-Russian militants.

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