There are no prerequisites for the return of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, the Razumkov / Getty imagesconditions for the return of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe yet.However, the return of Russia could lead to a serious imbalance.
The decision to return the Ukrainian delegation will take in the Parliament, said the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Razumkov in the air ICTV.
He also added that during his visit to Strasbourg, held a series of meetings. In particular, the Razumkov met with “Baltic+” – group of countries protesting because of the situation with Russia.
“Baltic+” – an informal group in PACE, consisting of several national delegations of Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Georgia. Was created in response to the unconditional return of Russia to the Assembly.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada notes that the return of Russia – a very dangerous precedent.
Returned to the Russian delegation in fact, without meeting the conditions of the resolutions, which were applied to it. So if you will continue such precedents, it will lead to a serious imbalance in the Council of Europe and in the European community,
– he stressed.
Razumkov added that some member countries of the PACE offer the Ukrainian delegation will return to the organization. Many of them do not agree with this position of Ukraine.
“I said that this decision will be taken in the Parliament. But I believe that the position of the Ukrainian delegation was at that time absolutely correct… today I see no reasons to change that decision, which was” – said the Chairman of the Parliament.
What happens to PACE and what is the position of Ukraine?
The autumn session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe continued in Strasbourg from 1 to 4 October. The new composition of the Ukrainian delegation did not participate in the session due to the return of the Russian delegation to the Assembly. The Ukrainian boycott also joined
Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Georgia. However, Ukraine will hold consultations with a view of returning confidence in the PACE.
Who actively supports Ukraine in PACE:
Who voted for the return of Russia to the PACE/ Infographic 24 channel