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PACE passes resolution on humanitarian consequences of Donbas conflict

The Assembly supported Ukraine’s amendment, which defines Russia as the aggressor country and puts Donbas as the occupied territory
22:09, 23 January 2018

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PACE voted for the resolution dedicated to the humanitarian consequences of hostilities in the eastern Ukraine. MPs supported the document that includes the amendment, submitted by Ukraine; it defines Russia as the aggressor country and puts Donbas as the occupied territory. The document mentions the recently approved law about re-integration of Donbas.

The bill recommends an immediate release of hostages and unacceptability of violation of their rights.

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The MPs urged Russia to abide by all previous resolutions regarding the occupation of Donbas and Crimea.

The document also insists that members of the pro-Russian armed formations in Donbas provide full access for observers from international organizations.

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