In the Kremlin commented on the new law on education in Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite fotobounce in the Kremlin. Archival photoIn the Kremlin commented on the new law on education in Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

Signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko law on education is of concern to a number of countries-Ukraine’s neighbors, in particular Russia, as the Kremlin does not consider certain provisions of the act, and a good modern, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov.

Poroshenko signed the law on education, which caused heated discussions due to the rules about language learning. It is noted that the law provides equal opportunities for all, because it ensures that each graduate a high level of language proficiency necessary for a successful career in Ukraine.

«We have seen, we know that many of the provisions of this act, cause a very strong reaction from a number of neighbors of Ukraine (…) Certainly, (we) also have concerns. We do not believe a number of provisions of this law, a modern and successful», — told reporters Sands, answering the question, what is the reaction in the Kremlin on the document and whether there are concerns about how it may affect the rights of the national minorities in Ukraine.

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. In Moscow also believe that the education act violates the Ukrainian Constitution and international obligations of Kiev.

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