The law No. 2704-VIII on the provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state one was published in the parliamentary official outlet Voice of Ukraine.
On May 10, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv received a lawsuit from the "Institute of Legal Policy and Social Protection named after Iryna Berezhna," in which they are asked to ban Andriy Parubiy from signing the law on language. Parubiy himself considers it an attempt of the pro-Russian revenge.
“This act, which aims for the total Ukrainization, does not contradict only point 11 of the Minsk measures, which provides the right for the language self-determination but it also contradicts the international law and human rights commitments of Ukraine, including within the OSCE,” Balakin said.
He has emphasized that the law on the Ukrainian language affects the rights of not only Russian-speaking Ukrainians but many other national minorities.
He also noted that nobody was interested in the opinion of Donbas citizens when the law was adopted.
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.