Ukraine should switch to Latin alphabet, get rid of Cyrillic: Danilov

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Canan Kevser
13 September 2021, 12:40
Олексій Данілов. Фото: «Українська правда»
Canan Kevser
13 September 2021, 12:40

Ukraine should get rid of the Cyrillic alphabet and switch to the Latin alphabet, says Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC).

Danilov said this in an interview with Radio Liberty when asked about the introduction of the Latin alphabet.

"I am for [the introduction of the Latin alphabet]. I believe that this will be one of the fundamental things, we need to get rid of the Cyrillic alphabet and switch to the Latin alphabet," he said.

The NSDC secretary also said that in Ukraine, English should become compulsory for learning from kindergarten.

"I am for two languages in our country. English should be compulsory. Because if we are talking about the civilized world, then English is the language of civilized communication. And we must understand that everyone should know English," the politician said.

He asserted that although it is tough to learn a new language for those who are already elderly, English should be taught in kindergartens and in schools.