Between Ukraine and Hungary because of the “language issue” a difficult dialogue, not a diplomatic conflict. This opinion during a visit to Ivano-Frankivsk region was expressed by the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, writes local edition of the Galka.

According to officials, “the case of Ukraine, what we want to do and how we do it”.

“We will discuss this with the communities – the Hungarian and Romanian. I was just in the school where the Polish language, and I heard that everybody says well as Ukrainian, Polish and English. This is the feeling of Europe,” he explained.

The foreign Minister said – Kiev does not accept ultimatums, “and no statements, too.”

“I am confident that the Venice Commission, which was sent for review, the law confirms the importance of knowledge of the Ukrainian language”, – said Klimkin.

Speaking about the problems with discussions of the history of Polish officials, he noted that “the common past should not be politicized”.

“Respect for every Ukrainian, who fought for Ukraine’s independence is important. Without this there can be no conversation, including with Poland. Hanging monument in Poland, this attitude is not to the UPA and to all the people who fought. Emotions need to withdraw and translate the dialogue at the state level,” the Minister said.

See also: education Law: sovereignty versus manipulation

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.

October 12, PACE called on Ukraine to consider when the implementation of the law on education “without exception,” recommendations of the Venice Commission on this document and to amend the law itself. LIGA.net explained what is behind this decision.

See also: the Language issue. The unhappy Romania, Moldova and Hungary




“Ultimatums don’t need”: Klimkin Transcarpathia – Hungary 30.11.2017

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