Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin has promised that Ukraine will do everything for development of ethnic minority languages. This is the Minister wrote on Twitter.

“Ukraine will continue to do everything possible to develop the Ukrainian language and to guarantee free development of languages of national minorities: it is our duty,” he wrote.

The Minister added that the majority of pupils of Ukrainian schools with Hungarian language of instruction cannot take EIT in the Ukrainian language. “There are problems of integration: 75% of graduates of Beregovo district not passed the EIT in the Ukrainian language. Should improve the situation without losing the quality of education in the Hungarian language”, – said Klimkin.

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.

On 8 September the Hungarian foreign Ministry called the law “a knife in the back” because of alleged infringement of the rights of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine.

See also: Hungary is keen to prevent Ukraine in the international arena

Klimkin: Ukraine guarantees development of minority languages 11.09.2017

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