The deputy from "Svoboda" outraged Transcarpathian Regional Council members. Regional languages were recognized only politically
Today, December 21, at the session of the regional council the deputies again considered the issue of implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On the Principles of State Language Policy".
The curator from the political party "Svoboda" Valery Chernyak tried to address to the deputies.
He accused Transcarpathian Hungarians of the unwillingness to learn Ukrainian language and that while talking about European integration they support at the elections the Party of Regions, which seeks to integrate with Russia. Regional deputies were outraged and the council chairman Ivan Baloha asked the guest to respect Transcarpathians and to be more carefull in his speech. Finally, they did not let Chernyakov speak by loud clapping.
During the discussion several members of the regional council, people's deputies from Transcarpathia Valeriy Patskan and Ivan Bushko made speeches. Patskan asked not to decide on the status of the Hungarian language and Bushko, on the contrary, suggested to support representatives of Hungarian political parties and by the decision of the Regional Council to grant Hungarian the status of the regional language in Transcarpathia.
Finally, 78 votes were given for the decision "to take note that as of December 21, 2012, pursuant to Article 7 of the Law "On the Principles of the State Language Policy" in some administrative units of the region, Hungarian, Romanian and Ruthenian languages are used as regional along with Ukrainian as the state one."
The second paragraph of the decision is to recommend local authorities to take actions to implement the law provided there are legal grounds for this. This decision is political, and not legally binding.
As uzhgorod.in previously reported, at the same time, near the building of the regional council "Svoboda" members protested against the provision of the regional language status to Hungarian in Transcarpathia.
28 December 2012 15:25
Медведі, русинська ()руська мова - це мова УКРАЇНСЬКА !!!