The law “On education” protects Ukrainian language and does not infringe the languages of national minorities and indigenous peoples. This was stated by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy.
“We managed to find a compromise definition in the regulations, which still caused a debate as MPs, and in society… It was a very good example of when the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has demonstrated that it can make the agreed compromise solution and I am convinced that the decision which we have found the best, most correct,” – said Parubiy during the conciliation Council of leaders of factions, committees and groups of the Verkhovna Rada on September 18.
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Paruby believes that the discussions that occur around the law “On education”, “are more speculative, because our law provides for the protection of the state language and not in any way infringed the languages of national minorities and indigenous peoples”.
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Earlier it was reported that the foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Romania have signed a warning letter to the foreign Minister of Ukraine because of the new law on education.
Recall, September 5 deputies of Ukraine adopted on second reading and in whole draft law “On education”, which, in particular, specifies that the language of the educational process in educational institutions is Ukrainian.
Hungary has appealed to the OSCE Secretary General, the Commissioner of the organization for national minorities and the current Chairman of the OSCE, and the UN high Commissioner for human rights and the EU Commissioner for enlargement and European neighbourhood policy because of the educational law of Ukraine.