The violation of the right to education in native language
Russia deprives ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars of a right to education in native language. The most dramatic is the decline of Ukrainian language learning. The number of pupils, who studied Ukrainian language, decreased 54 times – from 13 589 to 249 (0,2% of all pupils). The preschool education is absent completely. Only 6100 pupils are actually studying Crimean Tatar language – that’s only 3,1% of the 200 000 pupils.