This time, the current President promised to learn the Hungarian language.
President of Ukraine and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko promised to learn the Hungarian language if necessary. He said this during the debates at the NSC “Olympic” stadium, the date of which he himself invented, and then accused Volodymyr Zelensky that he did not participate in these debates.
Poroshenko made a statement in response to a question from a Hungarian journalist about the next steps for Ukraine on the path to European integration.
The President noted that he was confident in Hungary’s support of Ukraine’s aspirations to join the European Union.
“First of all, the implementation of our legislation, accession to the EU and NATO, I think this is an absolutely realistic roadmap. And I specifically named a particular year – the 2023rd, when we must sign the membership action plan and when we must fulfill the criteria in order to apply for EU membership, and I am absolutely convinced that Hungary together with other EU member states will support us as it was promised many times a few years ago. We are open to compromises regarding the rights of the Hungarian minority, as well as the Ukrainian citizens of Hungarian origin, their right to education; they have absolutely all rights to learn the Hungarian language. As a guarantor of the Constitution and the rights of Ukrainian citizens, I also support the rights of Ukrainian citizens of Hungarian origin to study in Ukrainian schools, Ukrainian universities, work in Ukrainian companies, and you know that this is impossible if you don’t know Ukrainian in Ukraine,” the President stressed.
He clarified that Ukraine is ready to invest so that children of national minorities learn two languages, Ukrainian and native – in particular, Hungarian. Poroshenko expressed confidence that citizens of the European Union should know several languages.
“From the rostrum of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, I said that I was born in the south of the Odessa region, where the Bulgarian minority lives, and I can speak Bulgarian, I fully understand the Bulgarian language. I understand Romanian, I lived in a place where the Romanian minority lives for more than two years. When I studied at the university, I studied Polish, I speak English, Russian and other languages fluently. This is the future of a European nation, a European country, where EU citizens simply need to know many languages. And if it were absolutely necessary, I promise, I would learn at a low level, of course, the Hungarian language,” the President promised.
Once again, Petro Poroshenko scatters with loud promises, since the second round of elections will be held soon. The guarantor struggles to attract the electorate by giving out new promises, which he won’t fulfill.
Recall that recently, for the sake of public relations, he also spoke about the law on impeachment, although during the years of his presidency he did not even mention it. Also, his team is engaged in black PR, and as soon as possible throws mud at his rival. It is not excluded that Poroshenko’s way to fight for victory will be falsification, which may be the largest in the history of Ukraine during the presidential elections.