12:30 26.06.2014

Authorities in Ukrainian regions may be allowed to determine status of national minority languages

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed allowing the local authorities to determine the status of national minority languages, including Russian.

"Village, city, district and regional administrations will be able to determine the status of the Russian language and other national minority languages of Ukraine in accordance with the procedure established by the law and within the borders of their administrative and territorial units," according to Ukraine's draft constitutional amendments.

Ukrainian remains the one-and-only state language of Ukraine.

Poroshenko said earlier that all draft constitutional amendments proposed by him had been registered in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday.

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