“Ukraine’s interests must be defended. Therefore, those representatives of the old delegation who have joined the new composition, including me, are going to attend the session to represent the position of Ukraine. I consider it unacceptable that the Kremlin’s position would be heard on such an important international venue as PACE and our position will not sound. I also consider it important that the new head of the Ukrainian delegation Yelyzaveta Yasko also take part in the session," Honcharenko said.
Earlier the MP from the political party Servant of the People and the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign policy issues and inter-parliamentary cooperation Bohdan Yaremenko reported that Ukrainian delegation will not come to the next session on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
"Having no other possibility for reaction on the violation of the own organization's principles and facing with quite enough ignoring of its interests, Ukraine is abstaining from sending of its delegation to the next PACE session," he wrote.