Hungary to block Ukraine NATO bid over language lawChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 29, 2019
The Hungarian government will continue to block talks between NATO and Ukraine in anger at a newly-adopted Ukrainian law limiting the use of minority languages.
Europe Hungarian government will continue to block talks
According to the law, the state will organise Ukrainian language courses for adults and establish a committee supervising the use of the state’s language in official circumstances.
“The adoption of the draft law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language is a historic decision,” said outgoing Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko.
President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, whose mother tongue is Russian, promised that he will examine the new law.
“After I become president, careful analysis of this law will take place to make sure that the constitutional rights and interests of all citizens of Ukraine are observed,” said Mr Zelensky, who nevertheless emphasised that the Ukrainian language will remain the only state language of the country. ■