Nationalists demand shop clerks speak Ukrainian, declared RIA Novosti. Only Ukrainian in cafes and shops, announced Vesti. Kyiv city council surrounded by nationalists demanding only Ukrainian is spoken, warned Novostnoe Agentstvo Kharkov. Complete Ukrainization starting in Kyiv blazed News One.
All these fake warnings raising fake alarms arose because the Kyiv City Council agreed to explore a new language project.
The document, which was approved as a draft and its proposals are only recommendations, aims to remove the consequences of Soviet language policy, said the project author, city council member Yuriy Syrotiuk.
The language proposal calls on businesses in the capital to use the official state language – Ukrainian in all facets of activity, documentation, advertising, signs, billboards, etc.
Syrotiuk followed up his proposal with a post on his Facebook page pointing out that the language project does not ban any languages, but is aimed first and foremost at protecting article 10 of the Ukrainian constitution, which states that the official language of the country is Ukrainian.