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Russia for many years uses the language issue in their political manipulations

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in Hungary, stated that Ukraine is ready for constructive dialogue regarding the “linguistic norm” of the law on education, and noted that Russia for many years uses the language issue in their political manipulations.

As the speaker of the MFA of Ukraine Marian Betz on his page in the microblog Twitter, about this P. Klimkin said at a joint press conference with his Hungarian counterpart péter Szijjártó at the end of their meeting on Thursday.

“We have had with szijjarto Frank conversation based on arguments, not pronouncements on the basis of facts, not mythology. The education act is not directed against any minority. Every countryman in addition to the native, have to master the state language” – quoted by M. Betz, the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

P. Klimkin said that Ukraine does not intend to close schools and fire teachers . And in order to remove the concern of the Hungarian colleagues, Ukraine has passed the law on education for examination to the Venice Commission.

“We are open to constructive dialogue. I hope that our arguments were heard. Will lead a discussion on the implementation of the law”, – said the Ukrainian Minister.

Otowa on the question of the role of the Russian Federation Pavlo Klimkin said: “Russia has for many years uses the language issue in their political manipulations.”

Foreign Minister of Ukraine also stressed that the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union – a path of reform, which is important for all Ukrainian citizens, including those of Hungarian origin.

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