PACE is preparing two resolutions following the discussion of Ukraine

PACE is preparing two resolutions following the discussion of Ukraine

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Diplomats hope to maintain the tough stance against Russian aggression.

Ukrainian day in the Council of Europe was marked not only political issues but also cultural diplomacy. The Committee prepared a special exhibition entitled “50 inventions, which Ukraine gave the world”, says the story TSN.16:45.

Among others there are mentioned Aviator Igor Sikorsky, as well as the Ukrainians, who were attached to the cinematographic IMAX system. This exhibition is an example of “cultural diplomacy”, which works so well for multinational meetings.

Today in the PACE once again discussing the Ukrainian question

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The Ukrainian issue was discussed today in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In the debate on political consequences of the conflict in Ukraine calls for Russia to withdraw its troops from the Donbass. Of Ukraine in PACE recalled the day before. French President Francois Hollande during a speech he threatened the Ukrainians a frozen conflict, if the occupied Donbass elections will be held.

Also, in PACE was made by a former political prisoner Gennady Afanasyev and former prisoner of the so-called “DNR” Vladimir Pearls. They talked about the torture against them were used by the Russians and controlled by the militants. PACE also mentioned the detention of Roman Sushchenko Moscow. It is expected that by the end of the day will be approved for two of the PACE resolution on Ukraine. Diplomats hope that the organization will confirm its position in relation to the Crimea and Donbass, and also will urge Russia to release all political prisoners.

The Ukrainian question is one of the main PACE for the second day in a row. On Tuesday, French President Francois Hollande said , however, that you first need to hold local elections, and then Ukraine can do the border with Russia. In the Ukrainian delegation in different ways took this statement. His speech was described as an example of how long and tedious to talk about anything.

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In General, relations with Russia became almost the most important issue of the autumn session of the PACE. Russia remember the context of human rights violations and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is now on the verge of total destruction. Simultaneously PACE said the lack of the Russian delegation is not conducive to dialogue and there are more and more calls to return to the Russian parliamentarians into the hall.

The TSN reporter Eugene Rudenko