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Most people in Ukraine would like to speak the language they prefer2009-11-25 12:09
More than a half of citizens in Ukraine (54,7 percent) believe that each one in the country is free to speak the language he prefers; however the issue is not an urgent one, for Ukraine is presently facing much graver problems.gt-en-newsitem-inside
These are the results of a poll conducted by the Ukrainian Democratic Colo Center by order of the Institute of Politics, Lenta.ru reports.
28,3 percent of the pollees agree that the status-quo should be changed but they believe that it can wait a while. 14,7 percent demand immediate settlement of the language issue.
Touching upon the status of the Russian language in Ukraine, the relative majority of the citizens (41,2 percent) said that they do not see the necessity of any changes.
At the same time, 35,8 percent of people believe that both the Ukrainian and Russian languages should be given the status of state languages. 20,4 percent hold by an opinion that Ukrainian should remain the only state language, while Russian might be recognized as official only in those regions that are densely populated by the Russians.
It is notable that presently, Ukrainian is the only state language in the country, while Russian has got the status of an international communication language.