UN Security Council gathers for session over Ukraine’s language law

17:05, 20 May 2019

The UN Security Council is to convene for a session on Monday. The reason would be the Russian delegation questioning the law on the state functioning of the Ukrainian language. Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesman of the country’s permanent office in the UN claimed that the document has nothing in common with the matters of international security.

The mentioned law was signed on April 25; it will take effect two months after the official release. The bill envisages protection of the use of the Ukrainian language in the state service sector, preserving the right of the citizens to use any language in their private conversations and religious services.