Tom from Cornwall wrote: ↑
13 Sep 2022 19:59
Peter89 wrote: ↑
13 Sep 2022 07:21
Yes, please do the report of the Venice Commission.
Many thanks for posting up that link. An interesting read - I'm not in the legal profession but I did note that there is nothing in that report which supports your statement that since 2014 Ukraine became "more violent against its remaining minorities".
Do you have evidence of the "violence"? Or, indeed, that Ukraine is "an oppressive state that wants to annihilate its minorities in a cultural sense". Do you have evidence of a desire for "annihilation"?
The VC report is focusing on the effects of the language law which aims the cultural annihilation of the minorities. By denying the chance to use your own language in every level of public life, even in areas where Ukrainians are a minority, it will soon result what the preamble wants: Ukraine will be a country where only Ukrainaian is spoken.
This is in stark contrast with Slovenia, which grants 1 MEP seat for its autochton nationalities (Hungarian and Italian), plus equal rights and cultural protection; as well as state institutions to implement regulations and legislations when it concerns their minorities: https://www.gov.si/en/state-authorities ... inorities/
In the de facto reality, if you go to Lendva cultural center to have a coffee, the Slovenian waitress smiles on you and tries her best Hungarian while serving you. It is now forbidden to speak Hungarian in public institutions in Ungvár. As a result of these laws, the number of nationalist Slovenian attacks on Hungarians is exactly 0. (And Hungary annexed this territory in 1941 too, so it is not a valid argument.)
Why can't we ask the dear leader Zelenskiy to clean his country from oppressive nationalism?
For the increasing violence:
https://karpathir.com/2020/12/14/ujabb- ... terfalvan/
The central office of the Kárpátaljai Magyar Kulturális Szövetség (KMKSZ) / Hungarian Cultural Association of Kárpátalja attacked and burned:
https://cdn.nwmgroups.hu/s/img/i/1802/2 ... &h=256&t=4
Over 400 anti-Hungarian atrocities were recorded between 2014-2018.
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