G7 Ambassadors: Parliamentary elections in Ukraine held in compliance with fundamental rights and freedoms

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ambassadors called snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada 'competitive'
23:12, 22 July 2019

RIA news

Ambassadors of the G7 countries called elections to the Verkhovna Rada, which took place in Ukraine on July 21, competitive and those that were held in compliance with fundamental rights and freedoms. This is stated on Twitter.

"G7 ambassadors welcome the holding of competitive parliamentary elections in Ukraine where fundamental rights and freedoms were respected. We congratulate the CEC (Central Election Commission, - ed.) on their work. We look forward to ODIHR’s recommendations and encourage consideration of their implementation," said in a statement.

Related: Who enters Verkhovna Rada: List of the future MPs

Earlier Chief Delegate of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Madeleine Moon said that the PA is ready to cooperate with the newly elected Verkhovna Rada which will be formed after the snap parliamentary elections. This was reported by Moon during the press conference, as the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency informs.

“The NATO Parliamentary Assembly will help Ukraine with European integration process and will be cooperating with the new parliament,” Moon said.

Chief Delegate of the European Parliament David McAllister added that “EU will help Ukraine to face outside threats.”

“The European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada came to the unprecedented cooperation. We were helping Rada in the development of its possibilities, mediatization and dialogue. We hope the future Rada will be working on the building of national consensus and reformation. The European Parliament is interested in the further cooperating with Rada,” McAllister said.

Related: Snap parliamentary elections: How Ukrainians elected new MPs

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