Poroshenko called for a ban to force schoolchildren to learn Russian


The collection of signatures for the prohibition of the Russian language in schools will be completed in 82 days. Photo: glavcom.ua

President’s Petro Poroshenko called for a ban on compulsory study of the Russian language in educational institutions of Ukraine.

Related petition appeared on the website of the President.

The initiative to amend the education law made Stepan Vlasiuk. The author has recorded 2 Feb.

“I ask you a decree to ban compulsory study of the Russian language in secondary schools and in other educational establishments Russian language study optional at own request of the student (trainee),” reads the petition text.

At the plenary session on 9 February, the people’s Deputy Sergey Matvienko have refused to speak the state language. It from a tribune was asked to go to the Russian, turned off the microphone. Ex-“regional” in Ukrainian and not crossed.

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