Ukrainian calls police on Russian – speaking cashier


September 18 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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DNR News – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

A client of the store “ECO Market” in the Ukrainian city of Vyshgorod called the police when one of the saleswomen spoke to him in Russian. According to the man, he demands the provision of services in the state language and periodically makes complaints about sales employees who cannot speak with him in Ukrainian.

“The incident that happened to me recently surpassed everything. Such a flagrant violation of rights has not yet occurred” – wrote a user (social media name) Oleh Oleg on a social network.

“The cashier began to ask me questions in a foreign language, I asked to speak in Ukrainian, which she refused. I report that it violates the laws of Ukraine. She blatantly said: “I do not understand Ukrainian, and in general I’m Russian.”

The manager of the store “ECO Market”, where the incident occurred, refused to give the client a book of complaints and asked not to detain the queue. In response, the man called the police. Law enforcers suggested the disgruntled buyer to go to the nearest police station, but he demanded to file an application for an offense on the spot.

“Nevertheless, they accepted it on the spot. We will closely monitor developments. I would like to receive an official response from the supermarket chain “ECO Market”, why they consider it okay to degrade the Ukrainian language.”

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