O.Nemensky pointed out that Kiev had been violating the interests of millions of Russian-speaking citizens in the field of education for a long time. "Europe has been ignoring Russian-speaking people. In Latvia and Estonia, for example, their rights are constantly violated at the legislative level. This situation is constantly repeated especially in those countries that have deep and friendly relations with the EU," he said.
RISS expert drew attention to the fact that the adopted law directly contradicted the Constitution of Ukraine. Article 10 of the Ukrainian Constitution declares that the state undertakes to guarantee and protect the Russian language. In addition, Ukraine's language law also contradicts the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages, which Ukraine has ratified and signed. "Nationalist movements are supported by Kiev, so it is dangerous to protect the Russian language. It is unlikely Russian-speaking citizens will conduct a strong public protest," he explained. He underscored that even President V.Zelensky was afraid of Ukrainian radicals. "It is obvious that there is practically no legal system in Ukraine," he concluded.