Ukrainian language in the media: when the bill will come into force

The law provides for 50% of the Ukrainian language in the media, but English, Russian or other languages are not prohibited.

Українська мова в ЗМІ: коли законопроект набере чинності

If for the article of the language law, which provides at least 50% of the Ukrainian language in the media, will vote for deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, it will enter into force 30 months after approval, informs Rus.Media.

This was stated by the Chairman of the Committee on culture and spirituality Nicholas knyazhytsky at the meeting in the second reading the Verkhovna Rada, on Tuesday, March 12.

“In the law “On the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state” provides for transitional periods. The vast majority of the law takes effect in 2 years. In some cases more. For example, for the printing press is a transitional period of 30 months. That is, for the 30 months provided for the entry into force of that article, which concerns the printed media,” he said.

According to him, in 2018 the Ukrainian language was only 32.9% of publications, while the rest – Russian.

“The article stipulates that at least 50% of the printing press must be in the Ukrainian language. Now it is 75%. The process of publishing in the Ukrainian language continues”, – said knyazhytsky.

The Chairman of the Committee stressed that nobody is going to ban Newspapers, magazines and books in English, Russian or another language. However, the only condition is that the corresponding copies in the Ukrainian language.

As you know, according to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on humanitarian questions Vyacheslav Kirilenko, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada and representatives of the government provided for in the comprehensive law on strengthening the role of the state language transitional period of 5-7 years for the introduction of the Ukrainian language in public life.

March 1, the Parliament said that the law on strengthening the role of Ukrainian as the state language does not provide any activities for the residents of Ukraine, who are in a life Ukrainian language. According to the Deputy, the law will only strengthen the commitment to use state language in all spheres concerning life-support of the state, that is, for all state representatives and state bodies.