“The mission’s aim is to test Ukraine's ability to meet the commitments it made when it joined the Council of Europe. In particular, the mission monitors judicial and decentralization reforms, as well as progress in the fight against corruption, the situation of national minorities and the principles of language policy,” the message said.
The monitoring mission included two PACE rapporteurs: Birgir Thorarinsson (Iceland/ European People's Party) and Alfred Heer (Switzerland/ Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe).
Head of the permanent delegation of Ukraine to the PACE, MP from the Servant of the People faction Mariya Mezentseva said that in the latest PACE report Ukraine was recognized as a successful country in trying to fulfill its obligations. She also pointed out certain shortcomings in the judiciary system reform and unsatisfying results in the fight against corruption.
PACE monitoring mission members plan to meet with the chairmen of parliamentary committees on freedom of speech, anti-corruption policy, state-building, and legal policy. During the visit, the mission will hold more than 20 meetings with representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, the Commissioner for Human Rights, the еhe Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation, and civil society representatives.
As it was reported earlier, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution recognizing the persecution of Crimean Tatars.