Ukraine’s president signs controversial education law

Hungary, Romania, Russia and Moldova  protested on the education law signed  by the Ukraine’s president on the rights of ethnic minorities.

Ukraine’s president has signed an education law that critics say will infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities. Petro Poroshenko’s office said late Monday that the law “strengthens the role of the Ukrainian language in education.”

The bill sparked concerns in Hungary, Romania, Russia and Moldova. Hungary’s Foreign Ministry called it a “stab in the back” while Romania’s president last week canceled a visit to Ukraine in protest and has also called off a trip to Bucharest by Poroshenko.

The law restructures Ukraine’s education system and specifies that Ukrainian will be the main language used in schools, rolling back the option for lessons to be taught in other languages.

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