In Bulgaria and Poland supported the law on education, said in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Maximumcapacity in fotoannunci on the solemn ruler devoted to knowledge Day in Kiev. Archival photoIn Bulgaria and Poland supported the law on education, said in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Alexander Maximumcapacity the image Bank

First Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko says that the presidents of Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia were sympathetic to the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law on education, which has caused debate over the rules of the language.

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 governments of Hungary and Romania previously said that this law violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine.

«I want to assure you as a participant in these meetings that all the presidents with whom Poroshenko was meeting and talking (on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly) — and that the presidents of Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, embraced with positivity and understanding this position (norm of the language of instruction — ed.). Obviously, we as Parliament should invite our colleagues and parliamentarians from other countries to see how the schools and classes of national minorities», — said Gerashchenko at the briefing, which was broadcasted by the TV channel «Rada».

However, she said that members of Parliament ready to go to Hungary and see «if there is even one Ukrainian school, as there are Ukrainian classes.»

Previously the foreign Ministry of Hungary announced that it will no longer support 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.