Education law's language article to be discussed with Romanian, Hungarian communities
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has said that the Ukrainian side does not accept any ultimatums on the implementation of the law "On Education", and is confident that the Venice Commission will confirm the importance of knowledge of the Ukrainian language, the local newspaper Galka has reported.
"We do not accept any ultimatums and statements either. I am sure that the Venice Commission, which is meant to check the law, will confirm the importance of knowledge of the Ukrainian language," Klimkin said.
The minister also added that the Ukrainian side will discuss the implementation of the law with the Hungarian and Romanian communities. "This is Ukraine's business, as regards what we want to do and the way we will do it. We will discuss this with the communities – with both the Hungarian and Romanian ones," he said.
"Zakarpattia region is a European interaction of the society for us. We can not take away the chance from those people who, due to the fact that they do not know Ukrainian language enough and sometimes do not understand what country they live in, be able to enter the civil service or politics," Klimkin said.