The Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law " on ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language ".
The document implies that the citizens are obliged to use the national language in almost all spheres of life. This also applies to public authorities, and social institutions - schools, hospitals and businesses in the sector.
The exception will only apply to private communication and religious ceremonies.
The project was supported by 278 MPs with the necessary minimum of 226 votes. Now he will go for the signature to the President.
The initiators of the project consider its main objective the development of the Ukrainian language as the " original language of the titular nation ".
The law provides for the development of a special "language Board" and of the Commissioner for its protection.
It is proposed to introduce exams for bureaucrats that determine the level of their knowledge of the Ukrainian language. Unsatisfactory results provided for fines of 200 to 700 untaxed minimum of the parish funds. 3, 4 thousand to eleven, 9 thousand UAH (128-450 dollars).
Also set the range of persons who are required bespripyatstvenno to master the Ukrainian language. This will affect not only the country's top leadership - the President, Prime Minister, members of Cabinet and MPs, but teachers, doctors and nurses, lawyers and notaries.
the use of the Ukrainian language will be mandatory in the courts, army, police, commercials, election campaigns and referendums.
the document States that the use of the Crimean Tatar and other languages of indigenous peoples and national minorities will be determined by special legislative act which elected officials will make in six months.