Hungary criticizes Ukrainian language law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungarian Foreign Minister hopes that this issue will be clarified with future president Zelensky
11:21, 26 April 2019


Foreign Minister of Hungary Peter Szijjarto called the law on the Ukrainian language adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on April 25 “unacceptable” as Mandiner reported.

Szijjarto stated that the law violates the rights of the Hungarian minority and corresponds to the vision of current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who supposedly promoted “anti-Hungarian policy”.

The Hungarian minister hopes that “it will be possible to clarify the situation with the laws, concerning the rights of the Hungarian community” with future president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

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On April 25, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the draft law #5670-d on the provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state one on the second reading and in general.

As is known, Ukraine and Hungary's relations worsened when the Ukrainian parliament passed the law on education; it stipulated that the national minorities will be gradually switched to the mode where school children study in the Ukrainian language. They would be able to learn their native language, choosing it as an optional subject.

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