September 11th, 2017

Ukrainian ambassador summoned over education law impacting minorities

The foreign minister has summoned the ambassador of Ukraine for Monday to state Hungary’s objections to Ukraine’s “shameful and disgraceful” education law amendment impacting minorities, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday. In response to the amendment, Péter Szijjártó has issued a directive under which Hungarian diplomats would not support any initiative by Ukraine in international organisations or decisions benefiting that country, the statement said. Hungary will also raise the subject at UN, OSCE and EU forums, the statement said.

The statement noted that the Ukrainian legislation curbs minorities’ rights to use their mother tongue in education. It added that the foreign ministry’s measures have also been prompted by an “unacceptable response” given by the Ukrainian foreign minister at Hungary’s inquiry at a recent informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Tallinn.

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  • ViktorZorroban

    Everybody in Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia… should obey the Magyar Masters, as they know what is best!

    • wolfi

      A very clever way to return to pre-Trianon times when Greater Hungary was the biggest power in Europe!
      Wait a sec – didn’t Hungarians always complain about being under the Austrian yoke? Now who really started WW1?
      Questions, questions, …

      • Pali

        France and England. Not much of a historian, are you. You play around with words, you play around with feelings, but what comes out of your Nazi head is pretty much low life and dumb.

        • wolfi

          F*ck off!

          A creature which declares “Obama is a Muslim” amongst other idiocies is not worth discussing with – so look foranother site like Daily Stormer or breitbart where you’ll be welcome!

          My last words for you:
          Just think about this !

          • Pali

            Obama was born a Muslim of a Kenyan father. Okay, so he has faked his beliefs since. You just cannot stand the truths, can you? If I have affended you, then I appologise. I will not change sites, but I will continue telling the truth. Have a good night.

          • “Obama was born a Muslim of a Kenyan father”

            My father was almost entirely absent from my childhood, having been divorced from my mother when I was 2 years old; in any event, although my father had been raised a Muslim, by the time he met my mother he was a confirmed atheist, thinking religion to be so much superstition.
            When Obama (Sr.) was about six years old and attending a Christian missionary school, he converted from Islam to Anglicanism when strongly encouraged by the staff. He changed his name from “Baraka” to “Barack.” Obama (Sr.) later became an atheist, believing that religion was mere superstition.

            So get this straight:
            * President Obama’s Father was raised as Muslim his first few years, but at the age of 6 converted to Christianity, to later become an atheist, which he was when President Obama was fathered, born and raised…

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