Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov was fined 3,400 hryvnias for using non-state language in social networks and speaking on the air of a telethon.
It is reported Censor. NO with a link to the Facebook page Taras Kremen, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language.
“The Commissioner issued a resolution imposing an administrative sanction in the form of a fine for violating the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as a State” by Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov. As stated in the resolution, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov addressed residents of the city of Kharkiv on the air of the telethon” Only news” used non-state language, thereby violating the first part of Article 12 of the Law,” the message says.
It is noted that Terekhov must pay a fine of UAH 3,400.
In addition, Commissioner Taras Kremin issued a resolution imposing an administrative penalty in the form of a warning for violation of Part 6 of Article 27 of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as a State Language”, according to which the official Internet representations of the Kharkiv Mayor on Facebook and Telegram must be executed in the state language.
The resolutions will enter into force after the expiration of the period for appealing them – December 4, 2022.