Kharkov Mayor Igor Terekhov © Global Look Press / Vyacheslav Madiyevskyi
Ukrainian authorities have fined the mayor of Kharkov, Igor Terekhov, nearly 100 euros for speaking Russian on television and managing his social networks in the same language, as he would have violated a law that places Ukrainian as the vehicular language throughout the state, even before the Russian invasion.
The Commission for the Protection of the State Language has noted that Terekhov has been fined an administrative penalty in the amount of 3,400 grivnas (about 93 euros) for the use of “profane language” during his official broadcasts on television, as well as on his Facebook and Telegram profiles.
The sanction will take effect on December 4, 2022, the end of the four weeks Terekhov will have to appeal, and comes after several regional authorities have denounced the mayor of Kharkov for repeatedly addressing citizens in Russian, Ukrinform agency reports.
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WNU Editor: Alienating a third of your population because they regard the Russian language as their primary language at home, while fighting a war at the same time, tells me that the government in Kyiv has written off this segment of the population.
Source : http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2022/11/ukraine-government-fines-kharkiv-mayor.html