In Kiev under the building of the constitutional court of Ukraine held a picket for cancellation of the language law, known as the law of Kivalov — Kolesnichenko.
About it from a place of events the correspondent UKRINFORM.
Under SIC picket gathered about 70 people.
Among the protesters are representatives of «Svoboda».
«It is very difficult to predict the results of the CCU decision on the constitutionality of the language law Kivalov — Kolesnichenko. But we still claimed here in the form of peaceful protest that the law should be canceled,» — said the Deputy Chairman of the Kiev VO «Svoboda» Alexander Solonika.
In his opinion, in Ukraine «there should be only one state language; our position is unchanged, and we will defend in the future».
«We are often told that? developing language issue, we play into the hands of the Kremlin. This is absolute nonsense. We as a political force against Russification and propaganda, and feel that this should be discouraged. And our rally is one of the tools to defend our position,» added Salonika.
He stressed that «we have no influence on the LCP, the decision will be when it will be, our primary goal is to achieve a positive decision in this case, recognition of this language law is not valid.»
3 July 2012 the Verkhovna Rada in violation of the rules and without discussion adopted the basic for the Ukrainian legislation the Law «On principles of state language policy». On 9 August the law was signed by President Yanukovych and came into force.
February 23, 2014, after the flight of Yanukovych, the Verkhovna Rada invalidated the law on language policy. However, then acting President, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov refused to approve the abolition of this act. Six months later, the 57 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada asked the COP to evaluate this law.
December 15, 2016, the constitutional court of Ukraine passed to the closed part of the plenary session for further discussion and decision in the case concerning compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine the law «On principles of state language policy».
Under the SIC rally: activists demand to cancel the language law Kivalov — Kolesnichenko 19.01.2017