September 29, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Oleg Nemensky, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Slavonic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said on on Thursday that Ukrainian authorities are intentionally watering down the level of secondary education throughout the country in order to cut back emigration.
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“The adopted law on education will drastically worsen the level of education in Ukraine,” said Nemensky.
“It envisages a slump in the level of secondary education, the number of compulsory subjects would be more than halved and disciplines are to be merged which will certainly prevent Ukrainian pupils from having sufficient level of knowledge to enter higher educational institutions of Europe or Russia,” he said.
He also claimed that the law is for the “total ethnocide, depriving Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population of all cultural and ethnic rights.”
“The West is ready to put up with this violation of the rights of the Russian-speaking population as long as the process of de-Russification continues,” he said.
“In fact, the law on education will be implemented only with regards to the Russian-speaking regions, it won’t be put into practice for the Hungarian population in the Trans-Carpathian region and the Romanian population of Bucovina. The European Union has already confirmed that it is ready to accept these conditions,” he said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.