Monitoring: Parliamentary elections in Ukraine 2012

  • 16.07.2012
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A new wave of raising the 'language issue' has become critical to the election and, in general, to the 
socio-political situation in Ukraine during the last 
month. The escalation of this conflict has slightly diverted public attention away from other important 
events: from the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on the case of Lutsenko, from the trial of 
Yulia Tymoshenko and from the new processes of 
association among the opposition. The 'language issue' has been a pre-election strategy, it has no serious social support, as it is not relevant for the majority of citizens of Ukraine. However, the political game 
surrounding this problem is dangerous to the integrity of society.

A new wave of raising the 'language issue' has become critical to the election and, in general, to the socio-political situation in Ukraine during the last month. The escalation of this conflict has slightly diverted public attention away from other important events: from the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on the case of Lutsenko, from the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko and from the new processes of association among the opposition. The 'language issue' has been a pre-election strategy, it has no serious social support, as it is not relevant for the majority of citizens of Ukraine. However, the political game surrounding this problem is dangerous to the integrity of society.

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