: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia and West spar at UN over minority rights in Ukraine

UNITED STATES: Russia on Tuesday slammed new legislation declaring Ukrainian to be the national language of Ukraine, during a meeting of the UN Security Council which western powers used as a forum to denounce Russia’s annexation of Crimea.The Russian denunciation came as a new Ukrainian law, passed in April, came into effect and which expands quotas for Ukrainian-language programming in broadcast media.“We are not speaking out against Ukrainian,“ said Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador to the UN, saying that every country has the right to a national language. “We want to defend Russians.”“The struggle for national identity should not violate …read more

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