Ukrainian delegation stops its work in PACE

Source : 112 Ukraine

The only exclusion is the session dedicated to the issues of the authority of the Russian delegation
13:35, 25 June 2019

Ukrainian delegation in PACE
Leonid Yemets Facebook

The Ukrainian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) made a decision to stop the participation in the PACE session, excluding the issues of the authority of the Russian delegation, as MP Leonid Yemets reported on Facebook.

Moreover, the delegation appealed to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with a demand to consider urgently the issue of the stop of Ukraine’s participation in the work of the PACE. It also asks the president and Foreign Ministry to define the further participation of Ukraine in the bodies of the Council of Europe.

Related: PACE demonstrates divergence from principles and values of Council of Europe, - Ukraine's MFA

Earlier it was reported that the delegations of Ukraine and Georgia launched a complaints procedure in PACE over Russia’s return to the organization.

As it was reported, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution which changes the sanctions regime and allows Russia to return to work in the organization without limitations to the right to vote. 

Related: PACE rejects proposal of Ukrainian MP Lyashko to oblige Russia to recognize Crimea as Ukraine's territory

Moreover, British Prime Minister Theresa May supported the lifting of the sanctions pressure from Russia.

On the eve, the PACE refused to hold the urgent debates concerning the Russian issue.

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