Ukraine MP: coordinating body of PACE issued declaration of rapprochement with Russia24.06.2016 14:07 493
Chairman of the Permanent Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, MP Volodymyr Aryev has said that the coordinating body of the PACE issued a declaration on common values and steps towards the Russian Federation. In protest, he along with the representative of the British delegation left the session of the Assembly, the legislator wrote on Facebook.
"After debates in the Assembly, where the vast majority of the delegates voted against flirting with Russia who has failed to fulfill the requirements, the coordinating body of the PACE issued a declaration on common values with Russia and necessity for getting closer with Russia. I and a Briton left in protest the session. He also said that because of this European attitude the British subjects voted against the EU," said Aryev.
According to him, "everyone can do what he likes and does not take into account the opinion of the Council of Europe, because to avoid responsibility is just a matter of time" after such decisions were made.
In addition, the lawmaker expressed his disappointment with the actions of the PACE President Pedro Agramunt.