Sands: Treaty of the Russian Federation and Ukraine on friendship is valid, the deputies have the right to refer to it

MOSCOW, September 27. /TASS/. Appeal of deputies of the state Duma to the existing Treaty of friendship between Russia and Ukraine in its statement on the new Ukrainian law on education legally sound. This opinion was expressed to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“From a legal point of view, the document remains in force, it has not been denounced. Accordingly, from a legal point of view, the appeals to the current document of the de jure is a normal practice”, – said Peskov.

He commented on the statement of the state Duma in connection with the adoption in Ukraine of the new law on education, in which the Russian deputies called the law a violation of the current Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia, signed in 1997.

Thus, for further review and clarification of the Sands suggested to address to the state Duma.

The Verkhovna Rada adopted on 5 September the law “On education”, which was signed by the President of Ukraine on 25 September. It provided that in 2020, the education system in Ukraine will be Ukrainian fully, which will lead to the disappearance of Russian-language schools and classes and schools for national minorities.