Ukraine’s PACE delegation work could be suspended

18:15, 1 July 2019

Ukraine could suspend its delegation's work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.  Such is the recommendation of Ukraine's Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs. The conciliatory authority voted unanimously.

The MPs offered the Ukrainian delegation not to join the PACE sessions until Russia lives up to several conditions, namely the release of 24 Ukrainian sailors and other political prisoners, including Crimean Tatars.  The domestic discussions on suspending Ukrainian delegation's work followed the PACE decision to resume Russia's full-fledged membership.