Paruby signed law on Ukrainian language. Now the document is awaiting signature by President Poroshenko

15 May 2019, 10:26
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May 14, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andrei Paruby, signed a law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language.

According to the speaker, since the beginning of the bill registration, “all of Hell’s power” have come out against it, but had to face a professional team that worked in parliament.

He thanked everyone who worked on the law and showed a “high-quality and professional result.”

Paruby said that in the near future the law will be signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and after it is published in the press organ of the Verkhovna Rada (the newspaper “Voice of Ukraine”), it will enter into force.

On April 25, the Verkhovna Rada passed a bill
in the second reading and in general on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language. 278 MPs supported the law, 38 MPs voted against, and seven abstained.