This was stated by Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko, commenting on the position of the faction on the draft laws on language, which are scheduled to be considered by the parliament on Thursday, October 4.
He noted that raising the language issue is a continuation of the election campaign of the current president. “Because the worse people live, the higher the tariffs, the more prices rise, the less salaries and pensions, the more such draft laws appear that are trying to divert public attention,” said the opposition politician.
According to him, there is a very large corruption component in these draft laws. “One of the draft laws provides for the creation of four“ offices ”- starting with the commission on language and ending with language inspectors throughout the country. Given the level of corruption of the current regime, they will all collect bribes for issuing certain certificates. Therefore, we are categorically against it,” Yuriy Boyko said.
“These are laws that lead to a further split of society. They are absolutely not needed by people. People should communicate in the language in which they are accustomed. These laws are contrary to the European Charter for Regional Languages, which has been ratified by Ukraine. It’s just a PR campaign of the president, and we don’t want to take part in it,” the Co-Chairman of the opposition faction summarized.