President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko phoned President Ilham Aliyev

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The law also requires TV and radio broadcasters to ensure 60% of programmes such as news and analysis are in Ukrainian.

Ukrainian is Ukraine's sole official language, although the majority of the population can speak Russian, with around a third of the population considering Russian their mother tongue. In 2012, a survey of prime-time radio found that only 3.4% of the songs being played were in Ukrainian. According to a statement by the government, the new quota has been brought in partly to weaken "separatist moods".

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, expressing hoping that Washington will maintain its support for Kiev after he moves to the White House. The president himself chose a song by rock band Okean Elzy, commonly associated with Ukraine's Orange Revolution and Euromaidan movements.

Donald Trump's victory of the USA presidential election may result in a meltdown in relations between Washington and Moscow, but not in strategic matters, which include the conflict in Donbas, Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has said. It says people have the right to decide for themselves what they want to listen to, and in which language.