Russia detects highest discrimination of Russian speakers in education law

Moscow promises to counteract Kyiv at the international stage

16:41, 12 September 2017

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The Department of Information and Press of the Foreign Ministry of Russia called the adoption of the law ‘On education’ by Ukraine to be the attempt of Maidan government to implement the complete Ukrainization of the education space of the country’. The press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported this.

‘Despite the fact that the Russian language is not mentioned it is obvious that the main aim of the present Ukrainian lawmakers to extremely discriminate the interests of the millions of the Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine, the forcible establishment of the mono-ethnic language regime in the multinational state’, the message said.

Russia plans to counteract the policy of the bodies of the government of Ukraine at the stages of the international organizations.

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the education that starts the reform in Ukraine. The law provides that the language of the educational process is the state language.

Last week the Hungarian MFA criticized the adopted law on education noting that it violates the rights of the national minorities. Later Hungary complained to the UN and OSCE.

Romania and Poland also claimed about their solicitude due to the possible violation of the rights of the national minorities.

Also, the President of Moldova criticized this law and urged Ukraine to reconsider new policy towards the national minorities.

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