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The European Parliament has called on Ukrainian's interim government to protect the country's Russian-speaking minority's right to use the language.

"All Ukrainian and international, political forces must work together to ensure a united Ukraine, taking into account linguistic, cultural and historical factors," said the parliamentary statement.  

Isn't it a bit too late guys?

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by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 07:15:24 AM EST
One of the first decisions of the opposition-controlled parliament was to revoke the recognition of Russian, Hungarian and Romanian as "regional languages".

This is possibly a violation of the Council of Europe's Charter on regional and minority languages.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 07:19:57 AM EST
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The EP has no real power over foreign affairs, in particular as the member states has their own foreign policies anyway.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 08:25:58 AM EST
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