“It was inadequate”: the foreign Ministry hopes that Hungary will change rhetoric in the law on education in Ukraine

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine hopes that Hungary would change the rhetoric about the end of support initiatives in international organizations through the law on education in the languages of national minorities.

This was stated by first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko at a press conference after a meeting with EU ambassadors in Ukraine, writes UNIAN.

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“The Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary (péter Szijjártó – Ed.) said we were stuck in the back of a knife. Today was not like this argument, this rhetoric. I think, today held a professional conversation. We expect that the Minister will change his rhetoric once they were given clarification,” said Pristayko.

In addition, he cited inadequate statement of Hungary’s intention to cease support for initiatives in international organizations.

“I believe that it is inadequate was because we passed a law. This reaction was inadequate. That’s why we wanted to collect (ambassadors and diplomats), to explain, to discuss the law, how we teach, and that we should not stop supporting all the initiatives”, – said the first Deputy Minister.

Recall, September 5 during a meeting of the Rada adopted the law of Ukraine “On education”, which introduced the 12-year secondary education. The language of instruction in educational institutions determined by the state. The document envisages that the institutions can give one or more courses two or more languages – the state language, English and also in other official languages of the European Union.

Videopoem foreign diplomats concerned about the article about the language of instruction in the education Act

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Persons who belong to indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine is guaranteed the right to education in their native language along with the Ukrainian language in public institutions of preschool and General secondary education.

Romania and Hungary criticized the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on education, believing that it violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. Statements with respect to Ukrainian law by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the two countries.

In turn, the President of Moldova Igor Dodon hopes that Ukraine will reject the new education act for violation of the rights of national minorities. According to him, the new education Act will lead to the abolition of the system of education in the native language of the ethno-cultural minorities in Ukraine.