In Poland spoke about the Ukrainian education act

© Flickr / Terra LiberaВаршава, Poland. Archival photoIn Poland spoke about the Ukrainian education act© Flickr / Terra Libera

Provisions of the education act that relate to language teaching should not contradict international obligations of Ukraine, said in Kiev, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland on the issues of security, consular Affairs and East policy Bartosz Cichocki.

In accordance with the Parliament the new law on education, from September 1, 2018, children of national minorities in kindergartens and primary school subjects in their native language, parallel study of the state language. The 5th grade children beginning to learn Ukrainian, and the language of national minorities will be studied as a separate discipline. It may be teaching one or more courses in the languages of the countries of the EU. From 1 September 2020 education will be fully Ukrainian.

The diplomat said that Poland had received an answer from Ukraine on the issues which interested the Polish side in connection with this law.

«However, we would like Ukraine to warn that these changes have not caused conflict with the international obligations of Ukraine on languages of national minorities», — quotes the Polish Deputy Minister, the Agency UNIAN.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey paruby on Tuesday signed the law on education, which has caused debate over the norms of the language of instruction, and gave it to the President of the country Petro Poroshenko.

Earlier, the governments of Hungary and Romania stated that this law violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. The Hungarian foreign Ministry announced that no longer support the important decisions in international organizations. In Moscow also believe that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on education violates the Ukrainian Constitution and international obligations of Kiev, said the Russian foreign Ministry. Kiev said that will send for examination to the Council of Europe’s controversial article, which concerns the language of instruction of national minorities.

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