Thursday, April 25, the Verkhovna Rada considered in the second reading the draft law “On ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language”
People’s deputies supported the bill. Voted 278 members of Parliament.
After the vote, the MPs sang the national anthem of Ukraine.
Recall that the start of the consideration of the second reading of the language law by the Verkhovna Rada gave at the end of February. The draft law “On ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language” in the first reading the Verkhovna Rada adopted in October 2018.
February 28, 2018, the constitutional court of Ukraine recognized the law “On principles of state language policy” (the so-called law “Kolesnichenko-Kivalov”) unconstitutional because of a violation by the Verkhovna Rada on procedure for its consideration and adoption. This decision declared mandatory, final and cannot be appealed. Since then and to this day in Ukraine was not the current law on the state language.
The leader of the Ukrainian presidential elections, Vladimir Zelensky and the current head of state Petro Poroshenko after April 21 re-vote in the elections of the President of Ukraine expressed support for the Ukrainian language.
Recall also the “Self-help” offered to adopt the law on impeachment of the President and limiting the immunity of MPs on Thursday package. At the same time in the same day under the Rada protesters will gather for the adoption of the law on the Ukrainian language, which will have a serious pressure on MPs.
Experts believe that the government is deliberately trying to deprive Zelensky as many powers.
“These are the last convulsions of deputies is the instinct of self-preservation. Here are the interests of the former government-oriented Poroshenko, the Ukrainian oligarchy and performing their orders by individual members. They are afraid that the strong presidency of Vladimir Zelensky will send them to the political graveyard,” said political analyst Andriy Zolotaryov.
In turn, political scientist Ruslan Bortnik believes that the bill simply “revenge of the losers”.
Recall the conspiracy against Zelensky is gaining momentum, Parliament went on the attack.
As reported Politeka, the President struck a new twists with the Rada.
Also Politeka wrote that surfaced the biggest problem Zelensky after the election.