Disinfo: Transcarpathia has trouble with Ukrainian government, like the East of Ukraine

Summary

Five years after the annexation of Crimea to Russia it seems that another region of Ukraine has a discord with the central government: Transcarpathia.

Tensions between Kiev and Budapest on the Transcarpathia issue began several months ago.The minority of Trascarpatia is struggling for its right to education in the Hungarian language.Like Russian speakers in the East of Ukraine, Hungarian speakers rose up against this law adopted in September 2018. In the past, Ukraine did not hesitate to shoot at its own people. In Donbass, since 2014, the inhabitants of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk die. But why are they attacking Hungary which is part of NATO and the EU? If Ukraine goes on like this, they will end up offending Viktor Orban for real. Russian parlamentarians promised to evaluate the situation as the EU institutions will not.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation regarding the Transcaprathia's possible break-away and Ukrainian disintegration. The process of implementation for the language law in Ukraine is misrepresented. The Ukrainian law №5670-d as for languages is still being discussed in the Ukrainian Parliament, it passed only a first reading in October 2018. In March 2019, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto demanded that Ukraine amend the law on education and postpone its implementation until 2023. Issues on a transitional period until 2023 and allowing any languages in private schools are being discussed in Ukraine. Minorities' rights will be taken into account, according to the Ukrainian PM. Hungary supports, as all other EU Member States, the prolonged EU sanctions towards Russia , established after the aggression against Ukraine. See more disinformation cases on Transcarpathia here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 143
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/04/2019
  • Outlet language(s) French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Hungary, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: European Union, Ukrainian disintegration, Transcarpathia, Nazi/Fascist
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