Proshenko will sign a law on the Ukrainian language as the official state language after this law is adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reports UNIAN, quoting the press service of Poroshenko.
“If next week Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts a law on language, I will be happy and proud that I, as president of Ukraine, will have the opportunity to sign it. And I will definitely sign it,” he said.
"Our team will protect the Ukrainian language," stated Poroshenko. According to the president, today a lot has been done to popularize the Ukrainian language on television and radio, in the film industry, as well as in the press.
From February 28, the Verkhovna Rada, in the second reading, has been considering the draft law “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language” (No. 5670-d). More than 2 thousand amendments were submitted to the draft law.
On April 17, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, stated that the law will be adopted on April 25.