Issue of threat to peace in Europe from Russia not included in PACE spring session’s agenda

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Maria Mezentseva, has invited PACE delegates to sign a statement on the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.Council of EuropeCouncil of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has not included the issue of the threat to peace in Europe on the part of Russia in the agenda of its spring session, which kicked off in Strasbourg on Monday, April 19.

PACE President Hendrik Daems announced the topics on the agenda, taking into account the decision of the PACE Bureau and consent of the Assembly’s members, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

In particular, the PACE supported the decision to hold an urgent debate on the arrest and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and on the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey.

Also, Assembly members supported the proposal to hold a debate on the introduction of COVID-19 vaccine certificates and on Armenian POWs.

At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation proposed that the issue be considered of the threat to peace in Europe from the Russian Federation, but it was not included in the session’s agenda.

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Maria Mezentseva, said now about 100,000 Russian soldiers are on the borders of Ukraine, and that the ceasefire in Donbas is constantly being violated.

This is not only a threat to the Ukrainian territory and independence, she said, but a threat to the Council of Europe and human rights.

Considering that the debate on the topic is not included in the agenda, she invited the PACE delegates to sign a statement on the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.

In turn, PACE President Daems said the spring session was overloaded with other topics and asked that the delegates follow the rules. He offered to raise the issue on the Assembly’s sidelines.

The spring session of the PACE will last until April 22. Among other things, the session will include addresses by Moldovan President Maia Sandu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/pace-issue-of-threat-to-peace-in-europe-from-russia-not-included-in-spring-session-s-agenda-11392993.html

(c)UNIAN 2021

4 comments

  • PACE: RUSSIA IS NO THREAT TO UKRAINE………………GOOD,I CAN SLEEP NOW PEACEFULLY!

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    • Oh but they have time to look at vaccine certificates and Turkish democracy but no time to consider Hitler 2.0 moving 100,000+ monkeys to Ukraine’s borders. Well, I hope the Ukrainian delegation keeps at it and also keeps a tally of dead Ukrainians to remind this worthless council that they are helping fascism grow in Europe.

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  • “PACE President Daems said the spring session was overloaded with other topics and asked that the delegates follow the rules.:

    You have time for a Russian who doesn’t give a toss about Ukraine or Georgia, and if he dies in prison, you’ll do FA anyway. Ukraine should withdraw from this Russian run organisation immediately, along with the Baltics, UK and let’s see if PACE whine about needing these countries for the contributions.

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  • The start of WW3 is not on the agenda…………………………………………….they all have ruble-accounts!

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