MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. While celebrating Constitution Day, the Ukrainian government has forgotten that many of its provisions are not being adhered to, namely when it comes to the protection of Russian and other languages, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel, commenting on the events timed for the 25th anniversary of the Ukrainian Constitution on June 28.
"Somehow against the backdrop of these celebratory events, they are forgetting the text of Article 10 of the Ukrainian Constitution: "Ukraine guarantees the free development, use and protection of the Russian language and other national minorities languages of Ukraine," she noted.
The diplomat pointed out that Ukrainian lawmakers have disregarded the country’s international obligations. "For example, adhering to the Minsk Package of Measures approved by the decision of the UN Security Council and therefore obligatory," Zakharova added.
The spokeswoman also noted the "long-suffering" nature of the Ukrainian Constitution, which has been amended many times. "[Ukrainian] President [Vladimir] Zelensky has deemed the Constitution "young and wise" during the celebrations. I would say that it is long-suffering. Because when wisdom comes during youth, it couldn’t have happened without suffering," the diplomat stressed.