The Ministry of Education believes that the law «On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language» allegedly does not violate the rights of national minorities and does not establish any privileges or restrictions on the basis of language.
This was stated by the representative of the Ministry of Education and Science Alexander Sych (head of the expert group for policy support of the Directorate for Strategic Planning and European Integration) during a court hearing on the constitutionality of the law on the state language.
“The Ministry of Education and Science believes that the law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language in terms of provisions that relate to education and science, is constitutional and does not violate the rights of national minorities,” the official said.
We will remind, on Wednesday, July 8, the Constitutional Court began consideration of the scandalous law on the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language, which provides for the total Ukrainianization of all spheres of public life, except for the sphere of personal communication and religious rituals.
At the trial, total Ukrainization was supported by the presidential representative.
Despite the fact that during his election campaign, Volodymyr Zelenskyy hinted that language norms need to be softened, no steps were taken in this direction during the year of his presidency.
The authors of the appeal to the court believe that the law does not comply with a number of requirements of the Constitution, since it is aimed at discriminating against Russian and other languages of the national minorities of Ukraine, and discriminating against citizens on linguistic grounds. In particular, in their opinion, Article 24 of the Constitution is being violated, which prohibits granting privileges to someone on the basis of language.