Russia Urges UN, OSCE to Assess New Ukrainian-Language Education Law
Jan. 18, 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has called on human rights institutions at the UN, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe to evaluate a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament limiting the extent to which children can be educated in the languages of Ukraine’s national minorities, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
The statement also outlined that Russia will appeal to leading international organisations to get their assessment of the law, which is still to be signed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
On Thursday, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law that could significantly limit the use of minority languages, including Russian, in Ukrainian schools .