Hungary complained of the law of total Ukrainianization of education in the OSCE and the UN

Peter Siyyarto

Hungary has appealed to the OSCE and the UN with the complaint against the new law on education in Ukraine, which prohibits national minorities of this country to learn the native language. On Monday, September 11, reports Index

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siarto said that the complaint was communicated to the Secretary General of the OSCE, the assignee organization on national minorities and the current Chairman of the OSCE, the UN high Commissioner for human rights and the EU Commissioner for enlargement and European neighbourhood policy. He said that Budapest is asking to take measures that will not allow the law to take effect.

On Sunday it became known that Budapest no longer support the initiative of Ukraine in international organizations, and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyyarto, invited the Ambassador of Ukraine in Hungary Nepop Love to talk about the recently adopted in Ukraine, the law of total Ukrainization of education. As noted, the decision to stop support of the Ukrainian initiatives was taken personally Szijjártó, and in conversation with Nepop he intends to report that considers the recently adopted law “shameful and disgraceful”.

7 Sep Szijjártó said that the new law on education in Ukraine is contrary to the values of the European Union. “We believe it is shameful that the amendment seriously violates the rights of the Hungarian minority. It is shameful that a country seeking closer ties with the EU, passed a law that directly goes against European values,” he said.

Two days earlier, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on education, which actually bans the teaching of any language other than Ukrainian. In particular, in 2018 abolished the teaching of subjects in the languages of national minorities since the fifth grade. From 2020, the education in the languages of national minorities will be eliminated in the lower grades.