Contents tagged with PACE

  • PACE adopts resolution calling on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a draft resolution on June 28 in Strasbourg calling on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners, reported the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    Seventy-seven PACE members voted in favor of the corresponding decision, while fifteen abstained. The relevant report was read out loud in the chamber prior to the vote; a debate on the topic was then held following the announcement.

    The resolution, which was prepared by the Commission on …

  • Former PACE President and several deputies suspected of corruption

    At a meeting in Paris on Tuesday, May 15, the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), chose a punishment for former PACE President Pedro Agramunt, as well as deputies suspected of corruption, as reported by the Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, Volodymyr Ariev, to Evopeyskaya Pravda.

    According to Ariev, the committee agreed there was a need to punish the deputies, despite the fact that their fault has not yet been legally proven. The …

  • PACE recognizes 'Russian occupation of Donbas'

    Evropeyskaya Pravda reports that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has formally adopted a decision recognizing "the occupation of certain regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions by the Russian Federation".

    This recognition is contained in a resolution titled “State of Emergency", concerning derogations occurring under Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights. At present, three countries have used this option: Ukraine (after the attack by the Russian …

  • PACE prepares resolution about racial discrimination of Crimean Tatars by Russia

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will prepare a report and a resolution on racial discrimination by Russia of the Crimean Tatars in the annexed peninsula, as reported by Volodymyr Ariev, head of the permanent delegation of the Ukrainian parliament in PACE, on Facebook.

    “PACE has unanimously decided that the Assembly will prepare a separate report and resolution about racial discrimination of Crimean Tatars by Russia in the Crimea. The day before yesterday the PACE Monitoring …

  • Ukrainian delegate: Russia's attempt to return to PACE failed

    In a comment to InfoResist, Ukrainian MP and delegation representative to PACE Boryslav Bereza stated that Russia tried to blackmail PACE leadership into allowing the country to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), but its attempts did not work.

    According to Bereza, Russia refused to pay membership fees to PACE until it was reinstated in the organization.

    "Russia is blackmailing the assembly by not paying. The financial leverage is very strong, [and] is still …

  • PACE delegation to visit Moscow after Russian elections

    A delegation from the presidential committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is ready to visit Moscow after Russia’s presidential elections on March 18, Dutch Senator Tiny Kox, a member of the committee, told RBC news agency.

    “I suppose that we will not be able to go before the presidential elections, because we do not want to interfere in the electoral process,” Kox noted.

    As part of the winter session of the PACE which took place between January 22 and 26 an …

  • PACE begins talks about return of Russia to the Assembly

    Even if its delegation returns to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Russia is not going to implement the decisions that were previously adopted by the organization, as stated by Representatives of the leadership of the Russian parliament before a meeting of the special committee of the Assembly, Yevropeyskaya Pravda reports.

    “Some resolutions will never be implemented. You must clearly understand this,” said the head of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign …

  • Russia refuses to take part in January PACE session

    Russia will not send its delegation to the upcoming session  of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to be held on 22-26 January, as indicated by the Deputy speaker of the State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy, who is supervising international activities in the lower House of Parliament, to TASS.

     "The Russian Federation will not present its delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in January because an essential condition for our work there, in particular, …

  • Russia vows to return to PACE

    The Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, promised journalists on Monday that Russia, without any doubt, will return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

    “We will return, we need to. But who needs this more is another question, and not an easy one. The Council of Europe needs this no less, if not more than Russia. The dialogue continues as the Council of Europe understands clearly that we will not waiver,” TASS reported quoting …

  • Ukraine to submit complaint to NATO Parliamentary Assembly about Serbian mercenaries in Donbas

    The Ukrainian delegation is preparing an appeal to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly regarding the presence of Serbian mercenaries in the Donbas, as reported on Facebook by the chairman of the permanent delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, People's Deputy Iryna Friz.

    "We are preparing an appeal from our delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly regarding this issue and I am sure that it is necessary to contact all international institutions to inform them about the shameful fact of …