He also ruled out the possibility of a referendum in Crimea on his return to the Ukraine. "Crimea needs to go back under the sovereignty of Ukraine, then we are ready for any negotiations and launch any of the democratic processes in accordance with the requirements of the Ukrainian current Constitution," said he.
The Donbass need attention
At the same time Poroshenko accused Russia of non-implementation of the Minsk agreements. "Moscow continues to ignore its obligations under the Minsk agreements," he said. According to the Ukrainian President, "Russian troops still in Ukraine". "The weapon also comes from Russia illegal formations. Every day comes more disturbing news about the gross violation of human rights in the occupied territories", — said Poroshenko.
He also pointed to the growing number of prisoners in the Donbass, and called on PACE "to continue to pay particular attention to the issue of human rights in the occupied Crimea and Donbas" and to redouble efforts to protect human rights and freedoms".
To guarantee the rights of linguistic minorities
Speaking about the new education act has drawn sharp criticism in several countries, particularly in Hungary, the Ukrainian President assured the rights of national minorities in the country. "We will properly ensure language rights in accordance with national legislation and international obligations and standards, including the right to learn in their native language, while studying and state language — Ukrainian," — he said.
This Poroshenko noted the decision to send the new law for examination in the "Venice Commission" (European Commission for democracy through law. — Ed.). "I am convinced that its conclusions will remove all the controversial interpretations of this law," he added.
On the eve of the PACE session was addressed by President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman called for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, because, in his opinion, they do not act and do not beat on Russia, and the EU. He acknowledged that the Crimea was annexed, but said that it was "finished work", and attempts to return the Peninsula can lead to a new war in Europe. The President of the Czech Republic is actually advised Kiev to negotiate with Moscow about oil and gas or financial compensation for the Crimea.
In late September the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a new law "On education", adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 5 September. In article 7 of the law States that in 2018 the training will be conducted in the Ukrainian language. Language article caused a wave of discontent in Ukraine's neighbouring European States concerned about the future of their ethno-cultural groups. On Ukrainian territory in the Carpathians is inhabited by Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians and poles. They have schools, where instruction is provided in indigenous languages.