National Minorities Council Established in Ukraine

On May 31, 2024, the Council of Social Organizations of National Minorities in Ukraine was established in Kyiv. This council brings together representatives of 18 different national minorities, including Hungarians, Romanians, Azerbaijanis, and Poles. The creation of the council is mandated by the minority law, and its operational regulations were compiled based on a decree by the Cabinet of Ministers. The State Service of Ukraine on Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience oversees the council’s composition, which is determined based on the recommendations of minority organizations. László Zubánics, president of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Ukraine (UMDSZ), posted  news of the council on his Facebook page. Representatives of 18 minorities participate in the body: Romanian, Azerbaijani, Slovak, Polish, Jewish, Hungarian, Roma, Gagauz, German, Bulgarian, Turkish (Meskhetian), Czech, Moldovan, Greek, Pakistani, Armenian, Georgian, and Croatian. The composition of the council was approved by the State Service of Ukraine on Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

Source: www.kárpátalja.ma

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