PACE President's speech to Savchenko
14:13, 20 June 2016

PACE President's speech to Savchenko

President of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt welcomed Nadiya Savchenko at PACE session in Strasbourg

14:13, 20 June 2016


According to UNIAN, referring to Savchenko the President of PACE said that "this house of democracy is your home now too, and we are looking forward to your contribution to the work of the Assembly". Agramunt believes that the release of Nadiya Savchenko and the two Ukrainians demonstrates that diplomacy "may solve even a very complex problem".

"I would like to encourage Ukraine and Russia to see this opportunity to intensify diplomatic efforts and seek a peaceful solution to the crisis", PACE President said.

He stressed the importance of implementing all the commitments made by the parties, in particular a state of ceasefire in the Eastern Ukraine, the release of all hostages, fair elections in Donbas region in accordance with international standards and returning full control of state’s internationally recognized borders to Ukraine.

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