Medvedchuk: the ban on «Russian cultural product» will split Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Viktor to Trackability in fotomancer movement of the Ukrainian choice Viktor Medvedchuk. Archival photoMedvedchuk: the ban on «Russian cultural product» will split Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Viktor to Trackability the image Bank

Lviv moratorium on «Russian-speaking cultural product» will finally split the country, said a member of the party «For Life» («life»), the leader of the public movement «the Ukrainian choice — the Right of the people» Viktor Medvedchuk.

Earlier, the Lviv regional Council decided to ban public use of «Russian-speaking cultural product» in the region. Also will be a special working group, whose members will conduct «outreach» with the public.

Lviv deputies plan to distribute the bill to all Ukraine. In particular, they want to appeal to colleagues from the Verkhovna Rada with a proposal to ban public reproduction of «audiovisual works» in the Russian language.

«Now it is evident that the effect of this decision will be the opposite, since the moratorium violates the rights of Russian-speaking population, contrary to international standards and the Constitution of Ukraine. But the spread of such practices throughout the country, as proposed in the appeal to the Verkhovna Rada, will prevent the reintegration of Donbass and eventually will split Ukraine», — wrote the Medvedchuk on Twitter on Saturday.

Lviv moratorium on «Russian-speaking cultural product» is contrary to the Constitution and international norms. pic.twitter.com/LOITecFgIz

— Viktor Medvedchuk (@MedvedchukVV) 22 Sep 2018

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