Ukraine's new law on education takes effect

23:56, 28 September 2017

The new law on education entered into force in Ukraine. In particular, it implements 12-years-long school program and allows teaching languages of national minorities only in specially created classes in Ukrainian schools.

This particular decision evoked outrage in Moldova, Romania, Russia and Hungary. Budapest even threatens to slow down the process of Ukraine’s integration with the EU.

Ukraine’s education minister Liliya Hrynevych now meets with delegations from these countries, explaining that the new law does not harm the rights of national minorities in this country.