Editor’s Note: The following is the English-language transcript of Hromadske Radio’s “Ukraine Calling” program on Oct. 7, interviewing language expert Volodymyr Kulyk about why Ukraine’s new education law is causing controversy.
Hello and welcome to this week’s Ukraine Calling programme. I’m Oksana Smerechuk for Hromadske Radio in Kyiv, bringing you a roundup of the weekly news. With some culture highlights, and some music. Later in the show we’ll bring you a conversation with Dr Volodymyr Kulyk, expert on language and language attitudes in Ukraine. He’ll be answering questions on why the new Law on Education and the issue of language in schools has sparked controversy. But first, as always, the news.