Information, collected by the Secretariat of the State Language Protection Сommissioner regarding the linguocide of the Ukrainian language in the temporarily occupied territories, have been handed over to law enforcement agencies, domestic and international institutions investigating russia's war crimes in Ukraine. This was reported by the Commissioner Taras Kremin on the air of Radio Kyiv 98 FM.
"Issues related to linguocide are the elements of the vast scale international procedure that is currently being conducted by a special working group organized by the UN regarding the facts of genocide in Ukraine," he said. “We also handed over the information to the representative of Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights, at the same time we are closely communicating with law enforcement agencies on each of these episodes, helping the investigation to be supported by evidences. Therefore, let's not rush ahead. We continue our work in this direction. So, the criminals and world terrorists will certainly be punished."
Regarding the punishment for linguocide, Taras Kremin noted that it would be a consolidated position initiated by the Ukrainian state with the support of the international community as well as Ukraine's partner countries.
The Commissioner also informed that the issue of linguocide was discussed recently at the meeting of the General Assembly of the European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL) and at the EFNIL international conference "Language and Migration".
"For the first time in the history of Independence, Ukraine was a participant of the EFNIL General Assembly as a country that received associate membership status in March this year. I reported on the recorded facts of linguocide in the occupied territories, as well as the mechanisms of assimilation that moscow has demonstrated for the past 300 years and, in particular, since 2014 and since the full-scale invasion on February 24”, Taras Kremin noted. He emphasized that the facts and mechanisms of violent assimilation recorded by the Commissioner's Secretariat are fully correlated with the statements and pseudo-historical reports of the first persons of russia. "I believe that the evidence collected by us will be comprehensively used by law enforcement agencies, as well as by human rights organizations that have started the relevant processes," Taras Kremin concluded.