The mayor of Kharkiv will have to pay a fine for addressing residents in Russian

Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov must pay a fine of 3,400 hryvnia ($92) for addressing city residents in Russian. This was reported on Thursday on the official page of the language ombudsman of Ukraine Taras Kremin on Facebook (banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).

“The Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language, Taras Kremin, issued a resolution imposing an administrative penalty in the form of a fine of UAH 3,400 on Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov for violating the law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language,” the report says.

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