Hungary wants constant monitoring mission of the OSCE started its work in the Transcarpathian region because of the “tensions” in the region. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siarto in the framework of the 24th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna.
The head of the Hungarian foreign Ministry called the Ukrainian law on education “a real disappointment”.
“This law takes away existing rights of persons belonging to national minorities with regard to education and training in their native language. It is completely contrary to the bilateral and multilateral obligations, including obligations of the OSCE,” he said, noting the alleged presence of “nationalist sentiment” in Ukraine.
Also, according to him, in the Carpathians there is a “tense situation”.
“We are concerned about tensions in the Transcarpathian region, where 150 thousand Hungarians. There was antiviruskit demonstration, joined by the inhabitants of other regions of Ukraine, during which there was abuse of national symbols and chanted slogans antiviruskit. In this regard we insist on the constant presence of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in the Transcarpathian region”, – he said.
5 September 2017 the Parliament approved the reform of education. Under the new law, 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.
Concern was expressed by Romania, followed by Hungary. To abandon the innovations of Ukraine called in Moldova, and in Russia expected declared “a violent Ukrainization”. Later, Romania has called for dialogue with Kiev. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin responded with a statement that “ultimatums are not necessary.”
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