Ukrainian media, including «Observer» and discuss the next «language scandal», this time broke out in Poltava: during the street survey a man and a woman refused to answer a reporter’s question Poltava television due to the fact that he was raised in the Ukrainian language.
The journalist turned to the couple with the question of where they go to rest. In response, the woman angrily said «nowhere» and noticed that not speak Ukrainian. «If you respect us, ask a question in Russian,» — said the woman.
Companion supported her, saying that the question can be asked in English, «if you Europeans».
Recall that in late April customers of a supermarket in Kharkiv protested the fact that sellers began to talk to them in Ukrainian. Store employees claimed that the order to speak with buyers in the Ukrainian language came to him from «above».
However, as stressed by the «observer», the Ukrainian authorities want to expand the scope of use of the Ukrainian language and make it mandatory, providing penalties for violation of the law.
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