Tag "Ukrainian language"

Fake: Ukraine to Face New Language Divisions

Russian media are predicting unrest and protests in Ukraine because of pending legislation on the Ukrainian language. A draft law introduced in Ukraine’s parliament calls for increasing Ukrainian language content on national television to 75%, regional programming must be at least 50% in Ukrainian. This law will not only ban the use of Russian, it will also limit the use of national minorities’ regional languages in western Ukraine and lead

Fake: Western Ukrainians don’t know Ukrainian

Russia’s federal news agency RIAFAN published a story claiming that residents of western Ukraine don’t know the Ukrainian language. According to RIAFA official Ukrainian university entrance exams showed that western Ukrainians had the worst scores in Ukrainian language, literature and history. This claim is inaccurate. According to the official Testing Authority 9.16% of applicants in the western Ukrainian province of Ternopil did not take the Ukrainian language exam, while in

Fake: Ukraine Demands 75% Radio Airtime for Ukrainian Music

Many Russian media such as the Vesti show on Russia’s official Rossia 24 channel and Ino TV  began April by broadcasting stories claiming that Ukraine was planning to establish a 75% radio airtime quota for Ukrainian music. Rossia 24 claims that this proposal has caused an outrage among Ukrainian artists, citing the music producer Yuriy Falyosa who claims that this quota will force radio station to close because 20 hours

Fake: Zaporizhzhia City Council Rejects Ukrainian Language

Zaporizhzhia city government has opted to abandon using Ukrainian on its official internet page, writes the website Holos Pravdy. As practically all local media are in Russian, it would be awkward for journalists to have to translate information from Ukrainian, explains Holos Pravdy. The source for this fake story is Iryna Yarko, a local activist who is campaigning for wider use of Ukrainian in Zaporizhzhia city government business. In a

Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine never considered switching Ukrainian alphabet to latin

Special committee in temporary parliament that is preparing a draft of the law “On the development and use of languages ​​in Ukraine” did not consider the option of rejecting the Cyrillic letters. Two memebers of the committee said that information about slow change of Ukrainian language to latin alphabet spread by Russsian media is a lie. MP Vyacheslav Kirilenko kreleased exclusively to  StopFake : “I declare that during first and only session

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