Klimkin: the PACE Resolution on the law “On education” is not a defeat and not a victory

Klimkin: We have not proved the ethnic citizens of all the benefits of the law

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Rezolucija of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe regarding the Ukrainian law “On education” – “no defeat and no victory.” About this Twitter wrote the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

“The PACE decision today is not a defeat and not a victory. Over the conclusions of the Venice Commission will work. But we have not proved the ethnic citizens of all the benefits of the law,” he wrote.

RS-nya PAR today-not porazka I don’t Peremoga.Over wisn-mi Crown.Commission precuation.The mi DOS not brought etc.communities vsih Pereval W-well

— Pavlo Klimkin (@PavloKlimkin) 12 Zhovtnya 2017 R.

On 5 September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the law “About education”. On 28 September he joined the force.

The document introduces 12-year school education and the educational office of the Ombudsman, as well as expanding the use of the Ukrainian language in education.

Concern about the language of the article in the law expressed Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Bulgaria and Greece.

On September 26 in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Hungary stated that they will block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU because of the law “On education”.

October 12, PACE adopted a resolution which expressed concern about the new Ukrainian law “About education”. The document stresses that the new legislation entails a significant reduction in rights of national minorities. The Ukrainian delegation, with the exception of Mustafa Dzhemilev, voted against it.

12 Oct Klimkin discussed the law with Hungarian counterpart Peter Siarto.

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