English will be given a special status in Ukraine

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    • #491534
      jbnw
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      I received this information from what used to be Ukraine travel information via e-mail; now the site is general information. It says:

      English will be the language of business communication in Ukraine, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal wrote on his Telegram. The issue of granting it a special status in Ukraine was discussed at a government meeting. The government has already begun work on a legislative initiative.

      According to the Prime Minister, today the entire civilized world community uses the international language in business communication. The adoption of a law on its special status in Ukraine will have a positive impact on the further development of the country: it will revive European integration, improve the investment climate, and promote business development. Relevant ministries have already been instructed to prepare proposals and documents.

      https://visitukraine.today/blog/480/angliiskomu-yazyku-budet-predostavlen-osobyi-status-v-ukraine?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Selzy&utm_campaign=2022-06-15+17%3A44%3A57

    • #491536
      jbnw
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      Well, except for talking with acquaintances in Ukraine, and that the Ukrainian Constitution explicitly lists Ukrainian as the official language.

    • #491537
      GZeusH
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      Hitler 1944: Kiev is to be held to the last man.
      Biden 2022: Kiev is to be held to the last Ukrainian.

    • #491540
      MistaP
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      reminds me of Dewey Clarridge as CIA Station Chief of Rome not learning *Italian* since “anyone who’s anyone knows English” (spoiler alert, he didn’t know Spanish either when put in charge of crushing El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua)

      this guy

    • #491564
      David the Gnome
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      Oh yes, I read the bull shit reasons the PM gave, but I am wondering about the truth.

      • #491566
        jbnw
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        It’ll help drive Ukraine further towards the West, and show that it’s making steps to ingratiate the West. But right now, the only language that’s used is Ukrainian. Russian used to be accepted, but that went away sometime in the past.

        Ukraine is NOT like the US, where you can get translations of documents that are helpful. In Oregon, you can even get the driver’s handbook in Russian. In Ukraine, it’s all Ukrainian.

        I wonder if that means I’d now be able to apply for a Ukrainian tax ID in English – last year, it was only accepted in Ukrainian.

        Well, I think that’ll depend on whether Ukraine will exist, or what it will be.

    • #491614
      chknltl
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      No clue who invented it but it is in a language all but the most ignorant understand.*

      *(For example American politicians and Ukranian Presidents would not understand it!)

    • #491631
      Ohio Barbarian
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      English is the universal language of grift.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #491635
      A Simple Game
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      English will be the language of business communication in Ukraine, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal wrote on his Telegram. The issue of granting it a special status in Ukraine was discussed at a government meeting. The government has already begun work on a legislative initiative.

      Did you get permission from the Nazis first?  You know how they feel about foreign languages.

      • #492108
        retired liberal
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        Probably the American Nazis are behind this.

        We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
        If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
        The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
        Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

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