First Deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada reported that the Hungarian deputies refused to meet with Ukrainian colleagues. It is encouraged to use all international platforms to explain the provisions of the law on education.
The deputies of the Hungarian Parliament did not meet with Ukrainian counterparts to discuss the adoption of the Ukraine law on education, which attracted criticism from the Hungarian side.
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This was announced by first Deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada, the representative of Kiev in the humanitarian sub-group on Donbass Irina Gerashchenko.
“Last week the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, quite a large delegation was in Budapest at the event organized by the Council of Europe on Istanbul Convention… offered to meet with the deputies of the Hungarian Parliament to discuss the question of the law. Unfortunately, our colleagues refused such a meeting,” — said Gerashchenko during a meeting of the conciliatory Council of leaders of parliamentary factions.
It is encouraged to use all international platforms to explain the provisions of the law on education.
On Monday, the President of Ukraine signed the law on education significantly reduces the possibility of education in minority languages. The governments of several countries, including Hungary and Romania, said that the document violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. The Hungarian foreign Ministry has promised that in response to this law will block the accession of Kiev to the EU, and the document called “shameful.”
In accordance with the new law, from September 1, 2018 in Ukraine, the children of national minorities in kindergartens and primary school subjects in their native language, parallel study of the state language. The 5th grade children beginning to learn Ukrainian, and the language of national minorities will be studied as a separate discipline. It may be teaching one or more courses in the languages of the countries of the EU. From 1 September 2020 education will be fully Ukrainian. Such a scenario is provided for all national minorities, including for schools with only Russian language of teaching.