The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) responded to the claims of the Hungarian parliament concerning the “Ukraine's 'semi-fascist' education law,” Mariana Betsa, MFA spokeswoman, believes that such manipulations and further demands are unacceptable. The MFA press office stated on its website.
“We are negotiating with our partners with the help of the chosen representatives of the countries, and we expect them to respect to the choice of the Ukrainian people. Neither the Ukrainian government nor the society has anti-Hungarian positions, so we remain open to negotiating with Hungary. The law On Education in Ukraine was approved by the Venice Commission in accordance with the interim legislature and our international duties. The recommendations are at the implementation stage. So we think that further calls for changes in the approved legislature as well as the manipulations of such loud claims as “the semi-fascist” educational law and the law content itself are unacceptable,” the report said.
Venice Commission ruled that "the balance between regional and/or minority language protection and the protection of Ukrainian as the state language, including the specific situation of the Russian language, continues to be a serious challenge for the authorities of Ukraine.”
"The differential treatment of the Ukraine’s minorities raises questions in the light of the principle of non-discrimination," it says.
As we reported earlier, the loud claims of the representatives of Hungary concerning Ukraine's 'semi-fascist' education law do not bolster readiness of the MPs to approve the legislative changes on implementing the language article in accordance with the recommendations of the Venice Commission.
Earlier, Hungary once again blamed the Ukrainian law on education, considering it a 'violation of the rights of national minorities.'