The day before it became known that the academy was prohibited from using the Russian language. It was clarified that it was no longer possible to speak and teach Russian within the walls of the university. The norm was officially enshrined in the internal regulations on January 27.
“In principle, I am an ardent supporter of the academic freedom of universities. The only question is what to do when this freedom violates the Constitution of Ukraine, that is, article 10 and a dozen normative acts of international law, including laws from the EU, where we are striving, “Arestovich remarked: I will keep silent about ethics, maybe this university discipline “Mogilyanka” was not interested.”
Article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine states that the state language in the country is Ukrainian, while “free development, use and protection of the Russian language, other languages of the national minorities of Ukraine” is guaranteed.
Last year, the Ukrainian authorities decided to ban the performance of Russian music in public places, as well as on radio and television stations. Last summer, deputies from the Verkhovna Rada banned the import of Russian books into the country. In addition, a ban on the use of the Russian language has been introduced in a number of regions.