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Yulia Tymoshenko: In Ukraine there will be "mova" (Ukrainian language), not "yazyk" (Russian language)!
25.09.2008 | 19:00
Office of mass media relations of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Secretariat

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is confident that all speculations around her position on official language are connected with upcoming presidential campaign. She announced at a press conference today. I know that today attempts to discredit in all directions are made before the presidential elections, she added.

Yulia Tymoshenko noted that she personally and her political force do not change their principles, goals, fundamentals, attitude to the national strategic priorities of the country it also concerns one official Ukrainian language.

I can once again repeat that in Ukraine there will be mova (Ukrainian language) but not yazyk (Russian language), do you understand? There will be Ukrainian official one language. This is one of the basic fundamentals of our political activity as regards resumption of the national self-identity, the Prime Minister explained.

Yulia Tymoshenko noted that today she is thinking and living for Ukrainian. And the fact that I know Russian very good, I think it is not a secret for you you all know that I was brought up in the Russian speaking region in Dnipropetrovsk, to my mind, I spared no effort to speak Ukrainian as soon as possible as I came in the Government, she told.



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