Ukraine's educational reform has been haunting four countries
The foreign ministries of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Greece appealed to their Ukrainian counterparts because of their dissatisfaction with the innovations in education. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva stated this news.
According to her, the country is not satisfied with the actions of Ukrainian colleagues. Four countries immediately signed a joint letter to Ukraine urging them not to harm the minority language and to allow them to learn their mother tongue. She also noted that a similar letter had already been sent to the CoE and the OSCE.
In turn, the Ukrainian authorities assure that the new amendments to the educational law will not harm the learning of European languages, but only should strengthen the learning of the state language.
We will remind, in the beginning of September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the educational law on studying of the Ukrainian language in educational institutions. Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin's reaction to criticism of neighbors over the reform was heard. He assured that he would guarantee the study and development of minority languages.
Also, a week ago, Hungary, Romania and Poland raised concerns about Ukrainian educational reform. In their view, this violates the rights of national minorities. The head of Hungary, Igor Dodon, appealed to the Ukrainian authorities and called for the abolition of educational changes.