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 PACE adopted as a whole the resolution on situation in Ukraine which includes a number of hard proceedings on the Russian Federation

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted the resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and refugees by a majority vote.

Europeiska Pravda journalist reports that 140 of the 155 deputies present in the hall voted in favor, and only 7 opposed. The Russian deputies were against the resolution, Censor.NET informs.

The text has been substantially changed during consideration - several proceedings containing strong criticism of the Russian Federation were added. After that the document has evolved from a purely humanitarian one to the one describing the details of the conflict and stating the guilt of the Russian Federation for its escalation.

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In particular, the PACE called on Russia to stop financing terrorism in Ukraine. This provision urges the Russian Federation "to refrain from financing terrorism in Ukraine in the future as well as supporting the illegal armed groups, and to influence them to fulfill Minsk Agreement."

Separate article of the resolution calls on Russia to release Verkhovna Rada deputy Nadia Savchenko as well as all other 'prisoners of war.' PACE's decision states that they all are "illegally held in prisons of Russia."

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The paragraph on the so-called 'humanitarian convoys' was substantially changed. PACE insists that such actions of the Russian Federation violate international law, and these convoys are, in fact, not humanitarian at all.

Several provisions that confirm the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation were also a subject for discussion. The Russians offered to remove them from the text, but such proposal was not supported by the Assembly.

Most of the proposals of the Russian Federation were supported by 20 votes or less - it is clear that the overwhelming share of their support was formed by the Russian deputies.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n321914