In the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs reacted to the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the new law “On education”, which prescribes in 2018 to leave teaching on “the languages of national minorities” only in elementary school, and 2020 translate into Ukrainian the entire educational system of the country. Moscow claims about the contradiction of the law of the Constitution of Ukraine and international obligations of Kiev.
In the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry States that “power of the Maidan” this measure aims to infringe upon the interests of millions of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine.
In a statement, the Russian foreign Ministry noted that the Ukrainization of the education was criticized in Moldova, Poland, Romania and Hungary.
It is worth noting that the official comment of the Moscow proved to be more restrained than the reaction of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siarto. He called Kiev’s actions a blow to the back, putting on the “shameful” contradiction: on the one hand Kiev seeks to strengthen ties with the EU, on the other adopts law inconsistent with European values.
The President of Moldova Igor Dodon has expressed concern about the fate of the Romanians and Moldovans in Ukraine, urging Kiev to cancel the new law.