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Klimkin floats idea of switch to Latin alphabet in Ukraine

Ukraine should focus on "what unites rather than splits us", he added though.

Klimkin floats idea of switch to Latin alphabet in Ukraine
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has responded to the initiative voiced by Polish historian and journalist Ziemowit Szczerek and proposed a discussion on the possible introduction of the Latin alphabet in Ukraine simultaneously with the Cyrillic alphabet.

"Today we talked with representatives of Central European countries about the fate of the region and Ukraine's role in the Central European community. The parties included journalists, writers and former politicians. The discussion was deep and necessary. In a friendly conversation, a historian and journalist from Poland, Ziemowit Szczerek, asked me why Ukraine would not introduce the Latin alphabet simultaneously with the Cyrillic alphabet," Klimkin said on Facebook page on 26 March.

However, he urged a focus on "what unites rather than splits us".

"On the other hand, why not discuss this issue? What is your opinion about this? I expect interesting comments," the minister said.

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