Paruby: Changes in the law on language will not be

Парубий: Изменений в законе о языке не будет

The press service of the Verkhovna Rada

The speaker reminded that the war is for the minds and souls of people, and then are tanks.

The Ukrainian authorities do not intend to make any change in article 7 of the “Language education” of the education act. This was stated by the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy, reports the press service of the Parliament.

During a speech at the conference to the Day of local self-government in Lviv region, Parubiy noted that he had a conversation with representatives of the Venice Commission, “and it was agreed that the seventh article of the law “On education” will not change”.

“She will remain in the adopted version”, – he stressed.

Parubiy said that before the adoption of the law On education was held round tables, where participants could not come to common opinion, therefore, in consideration of the law on education established a working group, and so “was able to reach a compromise language, which, on the one hand, protects the language of national minorities, and on the other makes it mandatory for all to learn the state language”.

The Chairman of Parliament considers, that the Ukrainian Parliament of the current convocation the question of national identity and historical memory has become one of the key objectives, including to him as Parliament speaker.

According to him, “when we talk about the war with the Russian Empire, we understand that the war initially goes for the minds and souls of people, and then there are the tanks.”

“And if we fail to win the hearts and souls of our people, we will be very difficult to win in a miliary war,” he said.

As reported Корреспондент.neton the eve of the Venice Commission concluded that the Ukrainian Ministry of education should revise the article 7 (language of instruction in schools) because in this edition it is not sufficiently balanced. The General thesis of the conclusions of the Venice Commission was published on its website.

Earlier, the Venice Commission did not support the charges by Hungary, on the curtailment of the rights of national minorities in the article about the language of instruction in the law of Ukraine On education.