25 Dec 2017 10:19

Ukraine's education law discriminating against Russian-speaking population needs to be revised - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Dec 25 (Interfax) - Russia will keep interacting with foreign partners to pressure Kyiv into revising the education law, which discriminates against rights of the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, Russian State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told Interfax in an interview.

"For our part, we intend to continue the dedicated interaction with our foreign partners in bilateral contacts and on international platforms and use the capacities of relevant humanitarian organizations in order to step up pressure on Kyiv in this field. A bunch of Kyiv nationalists cannot be allowed to infringe lawful rights of millions of Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine," Karasin said.

'We share the conclusions of the Venice Commission, which said that the scandalous Law on Education adopted in Ukraine needed a profound revision because of the discriminative provisions, which infringe language rights of national minorities, especially the Russian-speaking population," he said.