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FOREIGN MINISTRY: UKRAINE LANGUAGE LAW VIOLATES ETHNIC MINORITY RIGHTS

 

Ukraine’s new language law is contravening its international commitments and curbing the rights of ethnic minorities, the Hungarian foreign ministry said in a statement. According to the statement, the new legislation strips ethnic minorities of their acquired rights and “reflects the philosophy of outgoing President Petro Poroshenko”. The said hopefully the Hungarian government would resolve issues around Ukraine Hungarians with Volodymyr Zelensky, the incoming president. “We are interested in restoring balanced and friendly ties between Hungary and Ukraine and hope that the Ukrainian president-elect will be open to such endeavours,” the ministry said.