Poroshenko: the study of the state language – mandatory

Порошенко: Изучение государственного языка – обязательно

Poroshenko, speaking in Strasbourg

Natsmenshinstv can also freely study their native language.

All residents of Ukraine are obliged to speak the state language, while natsmenshinstv are free to learn and your native language. This was stated on Wednesday, October 11, President Petro Poroshenko at the PACE session in Strasbourg, Interfax-Ukraine.

“I want to assure you that we will properly ensure language rights in accordance with national legislation and international obligations and standards, including the right to learn in their native language, while studying and state language – Ukrainian,” said Poroshenko.

The President is confident that the Venice Commission will be able to explain all conflict parties of the education act, which “in fact is intended to provide a worthy place for all the national minorities in the unified Ukrainian society.”

“And I am fully confident that we will fully implement the conclusions of the Venice Commission”, – said the head of state.

We will remind, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 12 October, will hold a debate about the new Ukrainian law on education.