May 4, 2023, 14:34

Old version of Ukrainian passport must comply with norms of language law — Taras Kremin

The language ombudsman will recommend that the Verkhovna Rada amend the provisions on the passport of a citizen of Ukraine. In particular, the amendments are necessary for the old-style document, where information about a citizen of Ukraine is recorded in two languages — Ukrainian and russian.

Taras Kremin, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language, made this statement at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“We ask to amend the provisions on the passport of a citizen of Ukraine, which will state that the passport must be written in the state language, in accordance with Part 1 of Article 8 of the Language Law,” he noted.

He reminded that, as of now, two forms of passports exist in Ukraine simultaneously —  biometric passports and old-style passports, where information about citizens, their place of registration and the place of issue of the document are written in both the state and non-state languages.

“Therefore, we insist on unification and bringing this paradigm into line with the language law.”

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