“Stab in the back”. Hungary and Romania are going to fight against the “narrowing” of the rights of national minorities in Ukraine

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyatro said that the performance of Hungary and Romania against a new law “On education” is quite natural.

He said this after a meeting with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu, reports Radio Liberty.

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The Minister noted that Hungary is interested in creating and maintaining strategic contact with Romania in this matter, because “it is much better to create a history of success than to deal with the conflicts.” In his opinion, the Ukrainian law on education contradicts the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU. Because of this, the Minister said, he considered the adoption of the Ukrainian law as a “stab in the back” of the two States.

Siyatro believes that the Ukrainian law allegedly violates the rights of national minorities. He added that Hungary and Romania will fight together against the narrowing of cultural and educational opportunities of the Hungarian and Romanian minorities.

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. 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 adopted 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.

The President of Moldova Igor Dodon hopes that Ukraine will reject the new education act for violations 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.

Subsequently, in Russia, this law called “an act of forced Ukrainianization, which constituted a flagrant violation of Ukraine ratified the European Charter for regional or minority languages”. “The state Duma has prepared a statement regarding the Ukrainian law on education, in which he condemned adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the document. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the document infringes on the interests of millions of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine.

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26 Sep, 20:03