Kuleba invites Hungary's FM to visit Zakarpattia on Sept 23 The two ministers have held a phone conversation.
13:35, 14 September 2020
UN calls on Ukraine to develop law on rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities The bill on the rights of national minorities will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration this fall.
11:05, 05 August 2020
Ukraine, Bulgaria find common language on national minority issue amid ongoing administrative reform The Bulgarian side has noted the importance of maintaining the national, cultural and linguistic identity of the Bulgarian national minority in Ukraine.
22:00, 23 May 2020
Hungary to block NATO-Ukraine meetings until minority rights deal reached – media Szijjártó said that in terms of Hungary's bilateral ties with neighboring countries, its relations with Ukraine were the most challenging.
21:19, 10 March 2020
Ukraine not to delay process of developing law on national minorities – Deputy PM The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports is actively developing the bill.
15:40, 07 February 2020
Ukraine to prepare in early 2020 bill on minority languages The relevant Parliament committee decided to return to considering the conclusions of the Venice Commission on language law once they receive the opinion of the Constitutional Court.
10:15, 24 December 2019
Ukraine says no problem with Venice Commission's conclusions on language law On December 6, the Venice Commission said State Language Law of Ukraine failed to strike balance between strengthening Ukrainian and safeguarding minorities' linguistic rights.
16:40, 10 December 2019
Ukraine's language law "fails to strike balance" – Venice Commission The Conclusion includes a wide range of recommendations for amending the legislation and notes its certain points that the Commission believes contradict the country's international obligations.
21:00, 06 December 2019
Ukraine protests visit of Russian propagandists to UN forum The mission told that persons claiming to be representing Crimea must not be accredited at UN events as part of Russian or any other delegation but that of Ukraine.
10:40, 29 November 2019
Ukraine's Vice PM names key "red line" in relations with Hungary Hungary has every right to support its ethnic compatriots, but Ukraine will always perceive them as its citizens, "with all rights and obligations," Kuleba said.
12:40, 27 September 2019
Hungarian envoy says Budapest does not impede Ukraine's NATO integration The Hungarian side is blocking developments only at the political level within one institution, the so-called Ukraine-NATO Commission.
14:00, 25 September 2019
Education law to see no criticism at Ukraine-EU summit declaration: media Kyiv maintains the law is meant to ensure that all Ukrainian citizens can speak the state's official language, and it denies that the law is discriminatory.
21:50, 16 June 2019
MFA Hungary hopes Zelensky to resolve "problematic issues" around language law The diplomats reiterated their claim voiced earlier that the language law "narrows the rights of national minorities because it takes away the earlier granted right to use their native language."
09:00, 17 May 2019
Culture Committee's head vows law on national minorities' languages to be adopted in six months Kniazhytsky said the relevant law "being fair to Ukrainians, in no way demeans any national minorities."
16:05, 25 April 2019
Volker hopes Hungary, Ukraine to settle issue of minority rights in Zakarpattia The diplomat expects Hungary to take up a position of full support for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian aggression.
22:40, 18 March 2019
Russia violates rights of Ukrainians speaking up against Russian aggression – Council of Europe Since the annexation of Crimea and the start of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Russian government-controlled media are fuelling a patriotic mobilization of society against Ukraine, according to the report.
19:20, 15 January 2019
Russian MFA demands "at least some status" for Russian language in Ukraine At the same time, the spokesperson expressed surprise over the round table held in the Verkhovna Rada on mass violations of rights of indigenous peoples in Russia.
15:40, 26 December 2018
Minister Szijjártó: Hungary to continue blocking NATO-Ukraine Commission The minister insists that the protection of minority rights is inseparable from security issues.
12:34, 05 December 2018
Hungarian NGO spreading fake about persecution of national minorities in Ukraine – media The organization that deals with cultural projects began to deliberately spread lies and foment hatred.
16:32, 14 October 2018