Ukraine prepares new restrictions of national minorities' rights, - Hungarian Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungary claimed that Ukraine plans to implement amendments to the legislation that will cause new restrictions of the national minorities' rights
17:38, 15 January 2018

Peter Szijjarto, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary claimed that the Ukrainian authorities prepare new restrictions on the use of the language for the ethnic Hungarians who live in the Ukrainian territory, particularly the publishing of the Hungarian newspapers in two languages. It is stated at the website of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.

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‘Ukraine made additional propositions on the restriction of the use of the language and citizenship instead of the defusing of the conflicts. For example, it will be obligatory to show the Ukrainian translation of the dialogues during the theatrical performances and the Hungarian newspapers should be published in two languages’, Szijjártó claimed.

According to him, Hungary will stand against such measures as well as against the law ‘On education’.

Related: Venice Commission did not support Hungary’s complaints over education law

As we reported earlier, the new law on education was signed by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on September 25. In particular, it implements 12-years-long school program and allows teaching languages of national minorities only in specially created classes in Ukrainian schools.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko had a speech at the PACE, where he explained the language situation in Ukraine.

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