10 Oct 2017 18:44

Ukrainian law on education doesn't comply with European standards, causes concerns in some countries - Kremlin spokesman

BOCHAROV RUCHEI, Sochi. Oct 10 (Interfax) - The law on education that recently took effect in Ukraine is poorly thought-out and does not comply with European standards, which is evident from its criticism by a number of countries, including Hungary, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"It was obvious that this new legislation passed by the Rada caused serious concerns in a number of European countries. And this is probably a tangible indication that the law is certainly poorly thought-out and does not comply with European standards," Peskov told journalists.

He refrained from commenting on Budapest's possible initiative to revise the Ukrainian-EU Association Agreement.

"These are the EU's affairs, and it's the Hungarian authorities that should be approached for comment," he said.