PACE President calls on Russia to release prisoners and return full control over Ukraine’s borders

PACE President calls on Russia to release prisoners and return full control over Ukraine’s borders

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President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt has congratulated member of Ukraine’s official delegation to PACE Nadiya Savchenko on her first working day and on release of two Ukrainian political prisoners Yuriy Soloshenko and Hennady Afanasyev and called on Russia to release other prisoners, as well as to resolve the conflict and return Ukraine control over its borders.

The PACE President said this in his opening speech in the session hall of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

The PACE President also called on both parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine to release other prisoners in accordance with the Minsk agreements, observe the ceasefire, withdraw troops, ensure holding of the elections in the east under the laws of Ukraine and international standards, and restore Ukraine's control of its eastern border that is recognized by the international community.

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