Rada first deputy speaker Iryna Herashchenko believes the law on education does not violate the rights of ethnic minorities, Ukrayinska pravda reports Sept. 28.
Responding to heated protests of Hungarian and Romanian government officials who claim that the law infringes on the rights of Hungarian and Romanian minorities in Ukraine, Herashchenko said there are no Ukrainian schools in these countries.
She lashed out at Russia for its frenzied protests against the Ukrainian law on the language of instruction in education. With a 10 million-strong Ukrainian diaspora, there is no Ukrainian school, TV channel, radio station.
Russia, following the practice of czars and later Communists is doing everything to eradicate Ukrainian, she said.