Bulgaria opposed VR repeal on regional languages
The Bulgarian authorities condemned the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to cancel the Kivalov-Kolesnichenko law on speking languages by national minorities. Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday 25 February sent to the VR the petition with the request to accept the right to speak the Bulgarian language for the Bulgarian population in Ukraine.
According to the Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Ukraine (it is in the southern areas) population of Bulgarians is up to 200 thousand people.
First, the Bulgarian language had the status of a regional one.
Recall, On February 23, 2014, by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the law on the regional languages was deprived. For the abolition of the law 232 deputies voted.