President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote this on his Facebook page on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day.
"Language is one of the main symbols of the nation, its unifying force, which makes us united and strong," the head of the state wrote.
According to him, language is our most powerful weapon, and at the same time it is our most precious treasure.
As Ukrinform reported, the world community celebrates the International Mother Language Day on February 21. The holiday was established in November of 1999 at the XXX session of the UNESCO General Conference in order to protect linguistic and cultural diversity.