Ukraine has a track record of progress in the protection of national minorities and will be further strengthening this process. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal emphasized during consultations with representatives of the Government, the Verkhovna Rada, the President's Office and members of national minorities on the draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Consideration of the Expert Opinion of the Council of Europe and its Bodies on the Rights of National Minorities (Communities) in Certain Areas".
The Head of Government stressed that Ukraine's path to the European Union meant daily and coordinated work of all branches of government, which continued to work on the approximation of Ukrainian legislation to the European one.
"We must create effective and harmonious legislation on national minorities that would meet European standards and work to consolidate Ukraine," the Prime Minister said.
Denys Shmyhal also reminded that the most recent report of the European Council had stated that our country was strengthening the protection of national minorities.
"We will continue to demonstrate progress in this direction. Amendments to the laws have been developed. They take into account the opinion of representatives of various ethnic communities in Ukraine. The experience and practices of other European countries have been adapted," the Prime Minister stressed.
Denys Shmyhal believes that the stronger the basis of inter-ethnic dialogue, the stronger Ukraine will be in the community of the united European family.