Posted 28 марта 13:44

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In Ukraine, different publications are being checked for publishing less than 50% of works in the Ukrainian language

28 марта 2023, 13:44
16 Ukrainian publishing houses are being checked for violations of the law on the state language. All of them in 2022 released less than half of the titles of book publications in the Ukrainian language. This was stated by the Commissioner for the Protection of the state language of Ukraine Taras Kremen.

"We are talking about 16 publishers who, according to the Book Chamber, in 2022 released less than 50% of all titles of book publications in the state language. This may indicate a violation of the requirements of the first part of Article 26 of the law "On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language", - Kremen said (quoted by Kommersant).

Since 2021, in accordance with the law that came into force, Ukrainian publishing houses are required to produce at least 50% of books in the Ukrainian language. In case of violation of this requirement, violators of the law face fines, as well as suspension of activities.