The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Education of Ukraine will meet the Ambassadors of the EU and explain the details of the law ‘On education’ adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and criticized by the range of countries. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman claimed this at the press conference broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
‘I want to emphasize one thing. It is necessary to remember one thing: Ukraine is highly tolerant country and it is loyal to the democratic values. The issue is about the implementation of all international commitments on the languages of the national minorities. However, the attitude on our mother tongue and state language and that it should be used at the whole territory of our state. So the law ‘On education’ allows us to provide the access to the languages of the national minorities and give new opportunities for the development of our native language’, the prime minister noted.
He reported that he ordered the Foreign Minister and Education Minister of Ukraine to introduce the acting Head of the Committee on Education Issues to the holding of the meeting with the EU Ambassadors to explain the details of the law.
‘I think that the issue will be arranged’, Groysman noted.
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.
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.