The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin told about the significant deterioration of the level of education in the country after secession from the USSR.
According to the politician, Kiev expected a positive effect in the sphere of education since independence. Klimkin said that " the Ukrainian higher education institution was supposed to take off and quickly be compared with the European and world, but it was exactly the opposite."
the foreign Minister drew attention that the majority of the people of Ukraine were supposed to leave science and education, go to private institutions or to emigrate.
"Social and material status of the scientist and lecturer was lowered below the plinth, the former honors became complete losers in comparison with realizowanej losers" - leads the magazine "Ukrainian truth" the words Klimkin in his column, under the heading " Science and education. To stop the degradation ".
first head Petro Poroshenko said about the liberation of Ukraine from the " cultural occupation ". According to the head of the country, the Ukrainian language took the "its rightful place" in society. Russian politicians called such statements Poroshenko attempt to earn dividends before the presidential election.
in the last few years in Ukraine non-stop, there are calls to impose a ban on all nevertheless connected with Russia or the Russian language. Currently under consideration in Parliament is the draft law on the state language, which involves the use of only Ukrainian language in practice in all spheres of life.
in addition, in September 2017 in Ukraine entered into force the law on education, which significantly decreases the possibility of studying in minority languages. In the government of several countries and among them Hungary and Romania, revealed that this law violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. In the capital of Russia also believe that the education act violates the Constitution and international obligations of Kiev.