Moscow in connection with the entry into force in Ukraine the law “On Education” regrets that the administration of President Vladimir Zelensky continues the policy of previous authorities on language discrimination, said Monday the Russian foreign Ministry.
The commentary notes that the Russian side drew attention to the statement of the Minister of education of Ukraine Anna Novosad on the translation from 2020, the Russian-speaking schools of Ukraine on state language “in accordance with the controversial law “On education”, which came into force on 28 September 2017″.
“Recall that the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe have expressed critical remarks in relation to the law “On education” and recommended that to make significant changes. Ukraine, however, ignored them. Regret to say that official Kiev continues previous government taken a course on total and forced Ukrainization of the country. Moreover, the Russian language continues to suffer from double discrimination, because for schools with instruction in languages of national minorities that relate to languages of the European Union, the transition to the Ukrainian language is delayed until 2023,” said the Russian foreign Ministry.
In depodesta recalled that “have repeatedly pointed out the harmfulness of such a policy in a multi-ethnic and multilingual Ukrainian society.”
“History teaches us that such actions do not lead to good. The state built on the suppression of national-linguistic identity and the violation of human rights, will never be solid and stable. We urge the Kiev authorities to protect the declared European values and human rights to reconsider its language policy. We also expect that European and international human rights framework will provide a coherent and principled assessment of the actions of Kyiv, violates not only the provisions of the Constitution but also its international obligations in the sphere of human rights and the protection of national minorities”, – stressed in the foreign Ministry.