Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) of Ukraine Andriy Paruby believes there is no reason for the return of the delegation of the Russian Federation to complete the work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). He said this during a meeting of the PACE Committee, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
"Russia has not fulfilled any point of the resolutions adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe over the past two years. When I hear that it’s time to return the Russian delegation to the full-fledged work in the Parliamentary Assembly, I have a question what are the reasons for this, and what steps did the Russian Federation to return to the union of states to which the human rights and dignity are the supreme value. In my opinion, there is no reason for that. I believe the attempts to flirt with the aggressor just more encourage its aggressive actions", said Parubiy.
In turn, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) believes that talk about confirmation of powers of the Russian delegation after the elections to the State Duma, "is too early".
According to Parubiy, if European politicians allow the return of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, it would be a historic mistake.
"The return of the Russian delegation to PACE will be a historic mistake. Therefore I appeal to all of you who particularly deeply understand the danger of this aggression, come alongside Ukraine and prevent this action. I believe that the language of tanks, machine guns and violence has no prospects in the XXI century. I know that the civilized world has sufficient mechanisms to prevent the return of violence and aggression in the XXI century", Parubiy stressed.