The Ambassador of Hungary concerned with the rights of national minorities in Ukraine

Посол Венгрии обеспокоен правами нацменьшинств в Украине

The language question in Transcarpathia is becoming more acute

Diplomat confuse changes in the law about the state language

The Ambassador of Hungary in Ukraine Erno Keskeny believes that possible changes in the legislation of Ukraine concerning the state language, can infringe on the rights of national minorities.

“We are concerned that there is a process that will not expand and will reduce the rights of national minorities on the territory of Ukraine. It affects the education of the language law. (…) If these bills are adopted, unfortunately, they will reduce the rights of national minorities. We hope that these new bills in the end will not be accepted”, – the Ambassador said during the round table “Hungarian factor in the internal politics of Ukraine” on Tuesday in Kiev, transfers “Interfax-Ukraine”.

According to him, such legislative initiatives are concerned not only with Hungarians, but poles, Bulgarians, Romanians, Slovaks residing on the territory of Ukraine. “All who are now receiving education in their native language, and according to new laws in these areas, they will have fewer rights”, – the Ambassador added.

Keskeny also expressed hope that the existing legislation regulating the rights of national minorities on the territory of Ukraine will be maintained.

As reported, on March 21 at the meeting with the head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Gennady Moskal Hungarian community in the region transferred the appeal to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the requirement not to violate the rights of national minorities.

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