Adopted in Ukraine, the law “On education” does not limit the rights of national minorities to receive education in their native language and does not violate international obligations under conventions to which it is joined, said Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze.
“Sure: examination of the Council of Europe, for which we ourselves are turning proactive, very soon it will confirm, putting an end to foreign manipulation of this important issue in our domestic politics,” wrote klympush-Tsintsadze on his page on the social network Facebook on Tuesday.
According to her, the right to receive minority education in their native language provided in preschools, in elementary school, and in the middle, where the number of subjects will be taught in minority languages. “It’s about the language and literature of national minorities (PP.6, paragraph 1, article 7 of the law), one or more objects in the languages of the EU (de facto the language of national minorities, paragraph 4 of article 7 of the law). In the natural-mathematical cycle will be added to the dictionaries in minority languages for parallel study of terms in two languages,” – said Deputy Prime Minister.
Klympush-Tsintsadze stressed that Ukraine in the years after the restoration of independence guarantees the rights of all national minorities, however, the situation when the citizens of Ukraine, having finished public school, can neither read nor write, nor even speak Ukrainian, is unacceptable. “This is not about rights, and about discrimination. These graduates are denied the right of choice of higher education, are deprived of choices and opportunities of self-realization in various fields, and are therefore doomed to a marginal position in society,” she said.
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The Deputy Prime Minister expressed disappointment with the reaction of the Hungarian side on the law. “Deeply disappointed by the unreasonably emotional and, for me, short-sighted statement of the foreign Ministry of Hungary concerning the law of Ukraine “On education”. It is a pity that do not see the desire of the partners to understand the essence and important parts,” wrote klympush-Tsintsadze.
In this regard, she stressed that “no one from the outside – neither in the East nor in the West will never decide for us, where we integrate”. “I want, if this signal is heard, all who believe that, under unprecedented information pressure, fighting off military and economic aggression, transforming itself from a post-Soviet Republic into a real country, Ukraine will give in to blatant blackmail. Every day we are paying a very high price for the freedom to be yourself and the right to determine their own future, based just on the value you select. To waive this right now, when he gave life to thousands of Ukrainians, it would be a crime against the future of not only Ukraine but the whole world that is called civilized,” summed up klympush-Tsintsadze.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyatro said that the government of Hungary is outraged by the signing by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko law “On education” and now will be hard to oppose the European integration of Ukraine.
We will remind, on September 5 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the education reform, which is based on the law “On education”. September 25, Petro Poroshenko signed the law.
Dissatisfaction with the educational law, in addition to Hungary, expressed Romania, Moldova, Russia.
In turn, the Minister of education and science, Liliya Hrynevych said that Ukraine is ready to send to the Council of Europe for examination the language article of the education law to confirm the absence of violations of international obligations.