“The Ukrainian choice”: the court reversed the ban on the use of Russian-language cultural products in the Lviv region

«Украинский выбор»: Суд отменил запрет на использование русскоязычного культурного продукта во Львовской области

Public movement “the Ukrainian choice — the Right of the people” won the court and sought cancellation of the moratorium on public use of Russian cultural product.

This was announced by the Executive Committee of the “Ukrainian choice”.

So, on 16 January 2018 and the Lviv district administrative court fully satisfied the claim of Social movements, recognizing unlawful and invalid the decision of the Lviv regional Council VII convocation from September 18, 2018 No. 745 “About the moratorium on public use of Russian-language cultural products on the territory of Lviv region”.

Later similar claims in the Lviv district administrative court has submitted two citizens of Ukraine — Serhiy Ivanov-Malyavin and Roman Likhachev. These lawsuits were consolidated into one.

In “the Ukrainian choice” said that the decision of the Lviv regional Council decision violates: article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine; article 43 of the law of Ukraine “About local government in Ukraine”, articles 4, 5 and 10 of the law of Ukraine “On culture”; article 1 of the Law of Ukraine “On national minorities in Ukraine”, articles 1, 2, 6 of the law of Ukraine “On principles of prevention and combating discrimination in Ukraine”; the decision of the constitutional court of Ukraine of 14 December 1999 № 10-RP/99; Framework Convention of the Council of Europe Convention on the protection of national minorities of 1 February 1995; the European Charter for regional or minority languages of 5 November 1992.

“We will continue to defend the rights of Russian-speaking population, to overturn such unconstitutional decisions of politicians obsessed Russophobic hysteria,” — said in the Executive Committee of the Public movement.

In turn, Vasily nimchenko, Deputy, “the Opposition platform For life”, Deputy Chairman of the Public movement “the Ukrainian choice — the Right of the people”, noted that the illegal decision of the Lviv regional Council is a product of blatant Russophobia, legal nihilism and infringes on the constitutional rights of citizens to use their native language.

“We defended the constitutional rights of the inhabitants of Lviv territorial community, restoring in court their right to use Russian language and keep going. Unfortunately, this kind of stupid decisions were made Zhytomyr, Volyn, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil regional councils. I think, in the near future the law will take its course, because the Constitution guarantees citizens access to justice”, — said Vasily Nimchenko.

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