Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on the international day of the native language wants the citizens of Ukraine to be open to other cultures and languages.
This is stated in his congratulatory message, published on the website of the Parliament.
The Groisman noted that «Ukraine is a multiethnic and multilingual country». «In addition to Ukrainian and Russian, we speak Crimean Tatar, Moldavian, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Gagauz, Armenian, Romani, Georgian, and other languages. They all enrich the culture of the Ukrainian people and the entire world, we must therefore protect and defend», — said Chairman of BP.
He recalled that «the current international mother language day devoted to its application in schools». «At UNESCO emphasize that learning in the native language provides access to education for indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities. This ensures equality in the successful development of the individual. It is therefore very important that in Ukraine there are schools with teaching in Crimean Tatar, Moldavian, Romanian, Hungarian and Polish languages. Graduates of these schools have the opportunity to take the EIT in your native language», — said Groisman and wished the citizens of Ukraine to «always be open to other cultures and to appreciate each language as a unique asset of humankind, not forgetting that the person has the right to native language and use it without limitations». «Remember the motto of the European Union: «Unity in diversity,» said Groisman.
We will remind, according to the analytical review «Situation of the Ukrainian language in Ukraine in 2014-15» in Ukraine continues creeping Russification. Ukrainian language in 2014-2015 strengthened its position only in certain spheres of society, but the situation with the use of the state language still leaves much to be desired.
Compared with previous years decreased the share of Ukrainian-language Newspapers and magazines, Russian language continues to dominate in television and radio, while a little strengthened the positions of the Ukrainian language in education.
Groysman on the international day of the native language wished Ukrainians to be open to other cultures and languages 21.02.2016