Moldovan President Igor Dodon called on Kiev “to realize the negative consequences” of the adoption of the new law on education, which affects the rights and freedoms of national minorities in Ukraine and to abandon it. About this he wrote in Facebook.
“Expressing concern over the fate of the wider community of the Romanians and Moldovans living in Ukraine… community, which is likely to be due to the denationalization of the unjust law imposed in Kiev”, – he said.
According to prominent Pro-Russian rhetoric of the leader of Moldova, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the document will lead to the abolition of the system of education in the native language of the ethno-cultural minorities.
“We appeal to the Kiev authorities urging them to reconsider their new policy regarding ethnocultural minorities. Remind them that in Moldova the rights of the Ukrainian community are respected: there are a number of schools teaching in the Ukrainian language. Counting on the wise decision my Ukrainian colleagues for the sake of good inter-ethnic relations in Ukraine but also in the name of good relations with countries whose Diaspora live in the territory of Ukraine”, – he concluded.
5 September 2017 the Parliament approved the reform of education. In the language question, the deputies agreed that the representatives of national minorities can receive education in their native language along with the state in preschool and elementary school, representatives of indigenous peoples in pre – school institutions and secondary schools. The next stages of learning provides the opportunity to study the language of the indigenous people or minorities as a separate subject.