President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko charged Justice Ministry and General Office of Public Prosecutor to examine whether the decision of a number of local councils to give a status of the regional language to Russian meets the Ukraine’s legislation.

“The question is whether these decisions meet Ukrainian national legislation and European charter on regional languages. And I charged Justice Ministry and General Office of Public Prosecutor to examine this question,” said Yushchenko in an interview to journalists in Riga, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“I think I will get the reports of these departments soon, and we will act in accordance with national and international laws,” pointed out the President.

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