Contents tagged with PACE

  • Ukrainian MP: The return of the Russian delegation to PACE would mean the collapse of the Council of Europe

    The Chairman of the Ukrainian Delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Volodymyr Ariev, went on the air on Ukraine TV Channel 112 where he criticized the possible return and participation of the Russian delegation in PACE meetings. Ariev reported that Ukraine sent a serious force of diplomats to the current PACE session because a serious desire for the return of the Russian delegation was expressed during the Bureau meeting in May.

    According to Ariev, this decision …

  • PACE to impose sanctions against those involved in persecution in Crimea

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will impose personal sanctions against all of those who are involved in political persecution in Crimea. A member of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), Georgy Logvynskiy, posted this on his Facebook page.

    According to the PACE resolution, the targeted sanctions include freezing assets and bank accounts, an entry ban and other sanctions, including arrest and detention. "These targeted sanctions …

  • PACE: The 'hybrid annexation' of the Donbas has already occurred

    The Parliamentary Assembly on the Council of Europe (PACE) believes that it is impossible to talk about the conduct of elections in the Donbas during the escalation of the conflict

    PACE’s rapporteurs on the situation in Ukraine, Kristina Zelenkova and Marilouise Beck, reported that recent escalations of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine have made it impossible to even  talk about holding the elections in the Donbas. They made the statement during session of the political and legal committees of …

  • Nemtsov's report presented at PACE session

    Nemtsov’s colleagues, Ilya Yashin and Olga Shorina, have finished his report.

    At a recent Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session, a report entitled "Putin.War" was presented. The report provides information which essentially proves the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine as announced by an MP from the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) to PACE, Georgiy Logvynsky, on his Facebook page.

    According to …

  • PACE President urges Russia to release Savchenko

    PACE President Pedro Agramunt urged Russia to release Ukrainian pilot and member of the Assembly, Nadiya Savchenko, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "At the beginning of the April session of PACE, I have to reiterate our serious concerns about the situation of our member Nadezhda Savchenko, who remains in custody in the Russian Federation,” Agramunt stated

    According to him, the release Savchenko is especially important in light of the reports of her ongoing hunger strike and the deterioration of …

  • Georgia denies Russia's request to abolish law 'On Occupied Territories'

    The Government of Georgia does not intend to abolish the law "On Occupied Territories", but this law may be eased for the Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-Ossetian families, said the Minister of Justice of Georgia, Thea Tsulukiani, on Wednesday, as reported by Interfax.

    "The law 'On Occupied Territories' will be in force as long Georgian territories are occupied, because we need a special legal regime that governs the entry and exit of people on these territories, as well as many other issues," …

  • PACE is concerned over the possible ban of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has expressed serious concern over the possible banning of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, Krym.Realii reported.

    “The Mejlis is an important tool for the representation and the emancipation of the Crimean Tatar people. It is absurd to label the Mejlis as an extremist organization just because they openly oppose Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea,” this was said by PACE co-rapporteurs, Axel Fischer and Jordi Xuclà.

    The PACE also …

  • PACE calls for Savchenko's immediate release

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has called on Russia to immediately release former Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko.

    “The continued detention of Savchenko is only worsening Russia’s international image and its relations with European countries. Savchenko’s release would be a strong move towards complying with the Minsk Agreements. It would also be a step towards resolving the current conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia should not waste this opportunity,” a statement …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine to use all International Platforms Available to Restore Territorial Integrity

    The issue of the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and the return of Crimea is the responsibility of the whole world, said the Presidential Envoy for the Peace Plan for Eastern Ukraine and ‘Poroshenko Bloc’ MP, Irina Herashchenko.

    "Ukraine is ready to actively use all international platforms to solve the issue of Crimea. It is the duty of the whole world to look for an answer to the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the transfer of Crimea to  …

  • Russia Unlikely To Participate In PACE In 2016

    The Russian delegation will be unable to participate in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe this year. The President of PACE, Anne Brasseur, reported this in her statement, published on the organization’s website on January 19th.

    Brasseur confirmed that she received a letter from the Chairman of the Council of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the State Duma, which says that, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation will not file documents for a Russian delegation to …