5 channel starts broadcasting news in Russian
On Wednesday evening newscast on channel 5 will be in Russian. The program will be broadcast daily at 22:00.
The channel’s management stated that the Russian language in the country is spoken and understood along with Ukrainian. The decision to put the rotation of the news in the Russian language is explained with the abolition of the «language law» by Kivalov-Kolesnichenko.
The current cancellation of the language law also caused ambiguous reaction in the society — both in the East and in the West of the country. In particular, Lviv intellectuals addressed their letter to the government where criticized “the imposition of Donetsk and Crimea Galician lifestyle”.