Blocking of Ukraine's European integration by Hungary protested by NATO member countries

6.12.2017 р., 17:00

Germany and another ten NATO member states have expressed disagreement with Hungary's actions to block Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic initiatives because of the law on education, the European Truth e-magazine said with reference to the local press.

"The countries made it clear in the letter that the conflict between Hungary and Ukraine should not be put on the NATO plane. And they said they do not quite understand what the problem is and do not consider it so complicated to put the strategic interests of the Alliance at threat," e-magazine said.

The letter also says that the high-level contradictions in Ukraine in NATO are a signal for Moscow, since any disagreement in the Alliance is a success for the Russian Federation.

As reported, the Ukrainian law on education came into force on September 28. Among other things, the law stipulates that the state language is a language of learning at educational institutions, but one or several subjects in two or more languages, namely, the state language, English and other European Union official languages can be taught in compliance with the educational program.

"Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the holding of the NATO-Ukraine summit in December," the ministry's press service quoted Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto as saying.

The Minister recalled that after the Verkhovna Rada passed the bill "On Education," Hungary promised that its diplomacy will use all the tools available to impede Ukraine's European integration.

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