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Russia urged OSCE to evaluate language and education laws in Ukraine

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Russia urged OSCE to evaluate language and education laws in Ukraine



The OSCE’s relevant institutions need to evaluate Ukrainian laws on the state language and education, according to Alexander Lukashevich, the Permanent Representative of Russian Federation at this international organization. During his speech at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, he called the situation in Ukraine a campaign aimed at conducting total violent Ukrainization, TASS reports. In his opinion, it affected all areas of society, from language quotas on television to direct restrictions on the use of other languages.

It should be recalled that the law that will make even more pressure on those who speak Russian, and on representatives of other national minorities, will begin to act in Ukraine in two months. Many of its provisions are not consistent with the international obligations undertaken by Kiev, and contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution. The law also does not comply with Minsk agreements. It will only aggravate the split of Ukrainian society and further alienate the prospects for resolving the crisis that Ukraine is going through. 

Kiev regime refused to follow the recommendations of the Venice Commission and correct the provisions of the law on education. Ukrainian authorities have chosen not to send the law on language for examination at all. 

Russian diplomat recalled that the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities Lamberto Zannier urged Kiev to ensure an inclusive national dialogue on the laws on state language and education.

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