Medvedchuk: the Government continues attack on rights of Russian citizens

Медведчук: Власть продолжает наступление на права русскоязычных граждан

Viktor Medvedchuk

Medvedchuk called savagery and lack of culture the rejection of the Russian language.

The true purpose of the language of article of the law of Ukraine On education was the attack on the constitutional rights of the primarily Russian-speaking citizens. So the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people” Viktor Medvedchuk.

“Today, when the efforts of the representatives of the “party of war” Russophobic hysteria elevated to the rank of a national idea, postmaydannoy team is unprecedented in its rigidity and absurdity of the attack on rights of Russian-speaking citizens: the ban on Russian TV channels, the restrictions on the import of books from Russia, the implementation of the blocking of Russian Internet resources, the introduction of language quotas on radio and television restricting Russian-language content to the prohibition of education in native language,” he said.

Medvedchuk believes that the government continues attack on rights of Russian citizens, gradually reducing the use of the Russian language in all spheres. “That’s just organizing a campaign to oust the Russian language from all spheres of communication, evrointegratory forgot that Ukraine is not a mono-ethnic state… Forgot evrointegratory and that a significant body of our national culture created in Russian language… abandoning the Russian language, we betray a part of their cultural heritage – betraying the memory of those compatriots who worked in Russian or in Russian and Ukrainian languages”, – said the leader of “Ukrainian choice”.

Earlier, Medvedchuk said that “the language article of the” law of Ukraine About education still remains a stumbling block in relations with Europe.