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MFA states pressure on Ukraine’s delegation to PACE

Ukraine’s delegation officially refused from the participation in the autumn session of PACE due to the return of Russia
20:36, 26 September 2019

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Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia stated that the new Ukrainian delegation to PACE is forced to come to Strasbourg as he reported on Twitter.

“It looks like those who returned Russia to PACE go all in: by hands of the secretariat they try to force new delegation to come to Strasbourg to restore “business as usual”. I am sure the secretariat will get the reminder that those who accept rules and who interpret them,” Kyslytsia wrote.

Ukraine’s delegation officially refused from the participation in the autumn session of PACE due to the return of Russia.

Earlier Ukrainian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was headed by elected MP from the political party Servant of the People Yelyzaveta Yasko

Related: Ukraine sends 24 MPs to represent Parliament in PACE

Previously, the Ukrainian Parliament defined the line-up of its delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Information about the full line-up may be found on the Verkhovna Rada's official website. 

On June 26, profile committees of the PACE considered the question of restoring all authorities of the Russian delegation in the Assembly. The concluding recommendation passed after the night-time session says that these powers should be returned without any sanctions - not even those that remained after the PACE resolution was passed on June 24.

Due to this fact, the delegations of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Litva Slovakia, Estonia, and Georgia announced demarche

In September 2019, Russia paid the arrears of contribution to the budget of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council 2017-2018.

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