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Russia and West spar at UN over minority rights in Ukraine

Russia and West spar at UN over minority rights in Ukraine
Wednesday 17
9:22 2019

UNITED STATES: Russia on Tuesday slammed new legislation declaring Ukrainian to be the national language of Ukraine, during a meeting of the UN Security Council which western powers used as a forum to denounce Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The Russian denunciation came as a new Ukrainian law, passed in April, came into effect and which expands quotas for Ukrainian-language programming in broadcast media. “We are not speaking out against Ukrainian,“ said Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador to the UN, saying that every country has the right to a national language. “We want to defend Russians.” “The struggle for national identity ...

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Summary: UNITED STATES: Russia on Tuesday slammed new legislation declaring Ukrainian to be the national language of Ukraine, during a meeting of the UN Security Council which western powers used as a forum to denounce Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The Russian denunciation came as a new Ukrainian law, passed in April, ...

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