Mejlis demands making Crimean Tatar compulsory in Crimean schools

13 June 2014 13:17

Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people demands making Crimean Tatar language compulsory subject in all schools of Crimea, along with Ukrainian and Russian languages.

This was released in a statement adopted on June 12 Mejlis session, "on measures to facilitate the establishment of real equality to use official languages in all spheres of Crimean society".

“To establish the equal functioning of 3 state languages in Crimea [Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Russian,-ed.] it is necessary to increase the number of schools and kindergartens with Crimean Tatar language instruction.

If such obvious reformation in the sphere of education is ignored, that will mean Language discrimination of Crimea residents.

To recall, Crimean Parliament adopted new constitution April 11, that declared Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Russian state languages of the republic.