The court has deprived the Russian language of the status regional in the Nikolaev area

Суд лишил русский язык статуса регионального в Николаевской области

The Nikolaev district administrative court declared unlawful and invalid the decision of the Nikolaev regional Council from 7 September 2012 No. 4 “On implementation of the requirements of the law “On principles of state language policy” in the Nikolaev area. Reports a press about it-service of Prosecutor’s office of the Nikolaev area.

It is noted that in 2012 with the purpose of realization of the law “On principles of state language policy” recognized that the territory of the Nikolaev area alongside Ukrainian as the state language acts of the Russian language as a regional.

At the same time, in February 2018, the constitutional court, the act acknowledged as non constitutional.

According to article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the state language of Ukraine is the Ukrainian language.

As the regional Council had not taken steps to bring the solutions in compliance with current legislation, the first Deputy Prosecutor of the region has addressed in court with the claim about recognition invalid decisions of the regional Council about granting to Russian of the status regional.

The court agreed with the arguments of the Prosecutor, recognizing unlawful and invalid the decision of the Nikolaev regional Council.

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