Today we have considerable progress of Ukrainian becoming a language of international communication. On the air of the “Pryamiy” TV Channel Taras Kremin, State Language Protection Commissioner talked about this, as well as about the "language exam" of the Kyiv City Council, the regional language policy, and the state humanitarian sphere.
Ukrainian is a language of free people! You should communicate by it and ensure the rights of citizens to receive information and services in the state language. We have statistics on the number of appeals and positive dynamics regarding the creation of free locations for mastering the Ukrainian language. We observe the considerable progress of Ukrainian as the language of international communication on all continents without exception. Therefore, we must continue to contribute in every possible way to the development and protection of the state language," said Taras Kremin.
We will remind, on the initiative of the Commissioner already 14 regional councils, dozens of territorial communities, including cities of oblast subordination, approved language programs. From Lviv to Kharkiv, from Mykolaiv to Chernihiv, such programs are already working effectively. I hope that the capital of Kyiv will join them today. Now the deputies of the Kyiv City Council pass the "language exam" - the Concept of the development of the Ukrainian language in the Ukrainian capital for 2023-2025 should be approved at the plenary session. I believe that following this document, we will have the Kyiv City Program, which will help to master the Ukrainian language for all interested persons - education seekers, older people, internally displaced persons, etc.", - Language Ombudsman stated.
According to the Commissioner, the heroic resistance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the entire Ukrainian people against russian war criminals is about the protection of the Ukrainian language as an inseparable element of the constitutional order. Systematicity, consistency, pragmaticism, and, of course, real investment in those areas that need more support. So, it goes about the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian education, new technologies, culture, and health care," Taras Kremin underlined.