Party of Regions Plays Russian Language Trump Card Again

Korduban, Pavel
June 2012
Eurasia Daily Monitor;6/ 4/2012, Issue 105, p4
The article reports on the fistfight in Ukrainian parliament on April 24, 2012. It notes that the brawl was initiated by the opposition, composed of Our Ukraine and former Primer Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's bloc (BYT), to disrupt the election of a language bill. The Party of Regions (PRU) asserts the bill's conformance to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Moreover, the opposition cites the bill's potential to induce de-facto Russian-Ukrainian bilingualism.


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