Ukrainian President Signs Controversial Language Bill Into Law

Ukraine’s president has signed into law a controversial bill that makes Ukrainian the required language of study in state schools from the fifth grade on.

The bill does not outlaw instruction in other languages; students can still learn their native languages as a separate subject.
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But that hasn’t assuaged the fears of groups such as Poles, Romanians, and Hungarians, all of which have sizable ethnic communities in Ukraine.

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