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Law about Ukrainian as the only official language takes effect 17 July 2019, 16:06

The law about Ukrainian as the only official language in Ukraine took effect on July 16. From now on, government officials of all levels MPs, judges, lawyers, teachers and medics are obliged to speak Ukrainian fluently.

Ukrainian is also the only official language to be used in secondary schools and universities. In kindergartens and primary schools, there will be groups for those using languages of national minorities.

So far, there will be no fines for breaking this law - at least for the next three years, because this norm is postponed for now. The Parliament passed the law in April.

 

 

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