The study of Ukrainian must be as mandatory for Ukrainians as army service and payment of taxes. However, ethnic minorities should be entitled to studying their languages, culture and history, head of Center for Strategic Projects Andrij Nitsoy said, speaking on ZIK TV Sept. 22.
It is strange that in the 27th year of Ukraine’s independence there should be the law making the study of Ukrainian mandatory, the expert said.
Representatives of ethnic minorities must have the right to study their languages, culture, and history. They can do this in Sunday schools that can be supported by local budgets, the expert said.