Lavrov said the OSCE that the Ukrainian law on education as «unacceptable»

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov during the 24th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna said that the Ukrainian law on education as «unacceptable» and targeting the «millions of Russian-speaking Ukrainians».

The meeting was broadcast on the organization’s page on Facebook.

According to Lavrov, Brussels unsatisfactory responds to Ukrainian law on education, which, in his words, «violates the international obligations of Kiev».

The Russian foreign Minister added that the law discriminare Russian language that is «native to the millions of citizens of Ukraine».

On 5 September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the law «About education». On 28 September he joined the force.

The document introduces 12-year school education and the educational office of the Ombudsman, as well as expanding the use of the Ukrainian language in education.

Concern about the language of the article in the law expressed Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Bulgaria and Greece.

On September 26 in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Hungary stated that they will block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU. The Hungarian authorities consider that the law violates the principles of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

October 12, PACE adopted a resolution which expressed concern about the new Ukrainian law «About education». The document stresses that this law entails a significant reduction in rights of national minorities. The Ukrainian delegation, with the exception of Mustafa Dzhemilev, voted against it.

Lavrov said the OSCE that the Ukrainian law on education as «unacceptable» 07.12.2017

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