Jan 16, 2022
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In Ukraine, the requirement for the release of print media in the state language came into force

In Ukraine, on January 16, the norm of the law on the use of the state language in the publication of newspapers and magazines came into force. This was announced by the Commissioner for the Protection of the Ukrainian Language Taras Kremin on his Facebook page.

According to him, the innovation will increase the presence of the state language in the public space and strengthen its status as the state language.

“Ukrainian is really getting bigger,” Kremin said.

According to the new rules, print media can be published in other languages ​​only if at least 50% of the circulation is published in Ukrainian. Until July 2024, these changes do not apply to publications in the Crimean Tatar language and the languages ​​of the EU countries, as well as to regional media.

In April 2019, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law on the Ukrainian language, which obliges all cultural events to be held in the state language. TV channels should show 90% of programs in Ukrainian.

In December 2021, it became known that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky would be checked for possible violations of the law on the state language. During the press conference, the head of state switched to Russian several times.

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