Petition of citizens of Ukrainian cities Dnepr (former Dnepropetrovsk) and Uzhgorod on granting the Russian language a special regional status score the required number of votes, they are now obliged to consider local government.
"We firmly reiterate the need to adopt the draft law" on providing state support to the development, promotion and protection of the Russian language and languages of national communities in Ukraine ", - noted in a public statement by the citizens of the Dnieper. The authors of the proposal refer to the registered in the Verkhovna Rada a draft law that " aims to give Russian language special regional status and provide protection of the rights of Russian-speaking Residents in the country." The same appeal is the Petition of citizens of Uzhgorod, informs news Agency.
in cases brightly highlighted that the current government is trying to downplay the importance of the Russian language in Ukraine. So, the Dnieper, the Authors of the Petition stressed that " the leadership of the country would be a mistake to pursue a policy aimed at the marginalization of the Russian language ". The Petition from Uzhgorod stated that " increasingly, attempts are being made to reduce the importance of the Russian language in the cultural space of Ukraine, and does not consider explicitly the negative consequences of such steps, beginning with raising the artificial tension in society, and ending with the risk to be left out of the big Russian-speaking cultural heritage." The city Council of Uzhgorod said that the meeting " is not empowered to appeal to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for adoption of a new law...". At the same time the Council noted that the regional authorities conduct " systematic work aimed at the development and support of the Ukrainian language and languages of national minorities, for example Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Armenian, Gypsy ". Remember, the Ukrainian authorities are not limited to declared in the country de-communization, and try to belittle the importance of the Russian language in Ukraine, although not repeatedly stated that the Russian-speaking population should not be afraid of the policy of the new leadership. So, in October it was announced that in the next two months, with train stations in Ukraine will remove the signs in Russian. A similar resolution was approved in respect of airports.