In the faction Poroshenko commented on the "language" bill
The party of "European solidarity" the ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada considers the draft law on the use of the Ukrainian language in educational establishments divides society, said its Deputy Volodymyr viatrovych.
The bill provides for amendments to the laws on language and on education and transfers from 2020 to 2023, the transition of Russian for 5-11 classes on teaching in the Ukrainian language. The author of the bill is a member of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada concerning law enforcement and a Deputy of the "servant of the people" in Parliament Maxim Buzhansky. Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on issues of human and information policy recommended to reject the revised version of the bill on the use Ukrainian language in educational institutions. At this Deputy head of the faction "servant of the people" Alexander Kornienko asked to contribute to the agenda of Parliament this bill.
"This bill is absolutely politically harmful because it divides society. This bill essentially stops the transition of Russian schools in the Ukrainian language, which was scheduled for September 1 this year," - said vyatrovich Monday in the course of communication with journalists, the video published on the website of the party in Facebook.
According to him, the transition of instruction in schools to Ukrainian language lasted several years, including printed textbooks and other resources. Viatrovych believes that the author of the bill tries to disrupt this process. "Adoption of this bill - the greatest danger is in fact the return of Russification in the Ukrainian school," he added.
Vyatrovich said that the faction "European solidarity" intends to prevent the adoption of this bill, intends to seek the assistance of different political forces in Ukraine.
In may 2019 the then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law "On ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language", which provides for the exclusive use of the Ukrainian language in almost all spheres of life. Prior to the adoption of the law on TV and radio stations operated quota at 50% of the use of the Ukrainian language, now the quota rose to the level of 90%.