Boryslav Bereza, Ukrainian MP, a former spokesperson for far-right Right Sector organization, a delegate to PACE, stated that after he sang Ukraine’s anthem before Russian propagandists, the member of other delegations approached him saying that “It was a nice song, nice speech, you are strong men,” as people’s deputy told in a commentary for 112 Ukraine.
“Ukrainian delegation to PACE has been getting wins for four years. If someone can do better – please. But when after our song the British, Estonians, Georgians, Poles come up to us and said "Very nice song, nice speech, you're strong men," it was good to hear that,” Bereza noted.
Earlier, the people’s deputy stated that after he sang Ukraine’s anthem before a Russian journalist, Russian propagandists never showed up in PACE again.
Reportedly, on October 9, the Ukrainian delegation sang Ukrainian hymn in front of Olha Skabayeva, a Russian journalist. Olexiy Honcharenko, Volodymyr Aryev, Iryna Gerashchenko, and Boryslav Bereza performed the song.
Earlier, PACE did not adopt a draft resolution on cancellation of restrictions against the Russian delegation. It was returned to the Committee.
As we reported earlier, the Committee on Rules of Procedure of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has supported the amendments of Ukraine to the draft resolution on the rules on the sanctions against the PACE delegations, which make the return of Russia impossible as UNIAN reported. The amendments were provided by the group of PACE lawmakers headed by Ukrainian representatives, while the offers of the pro-Russian MPs were rejected by the majority of voices.
The first one offers to leave the threshold during the voting at the level 1/2 instead of raising it to 2/3 but exclude Russia from the voting. This makes the return of Russia's delegation to the PACE much more difficult. The second amendment offers to ban officials elected at the occupied territories (particularly in annexed Crimea) from the participation in the work of PACE.