Head of President’s Office Andriy Bohdan stated that Russia’s return to PACE is the world’s reaction to the behavior of fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, as he said in an interview for RBK-Ukraine.
“PACE’s reaction is the world’s reaction to the behavior of fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This decision was made long ago, before our victory. He was trying to postpone it, he was not fighting against the decision, he was fighting against the date of its rendering,” Bohdan reported.
As it was reported, after PACE confirmed Russia’s delegation credentials, the delegations of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Estonia, and Georgia claimed a demarche and appealed to the parliaments and governments of their states concerning the decisions of their further participation in the organization.
Earlier, on Jun 26, PACE committees considered the question of Russia’s delegation credentials. After the consideration, they were confirmed without any sanctions.