Hungary’s criticism of the Ukrainian law on education is rooted in the upcoming elections. Hungary borrowed this specific tool from the Kremlin, Rada deputy speaker Iryna Herashchenko writes in Facebook Oct. 10.
“Despite the improper criticism coming from some of our neighbors, the new law on education is liberal and European,” she stressed.
“As elections are round the corner in Hungary many local politicians are using the language issue as their trump card,” she added.
The Ukrainian law making school and university education mandatory in Ukrainian came under fire from the Hungarian government and rightist extremists.
Earlier, Iryna Herashchenko said the result of the present education system in Zakarpatya where the Hungarian minority lives, is that school leavers do not speak or write Ukrainian, the state language of a country they reside.