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 Easing of sanctions will encourage aggressor to commit new crimes, - Dzhemilev in PACE

Ukrainian lawmaker and member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mustafa Dzhemilev called on his colleagues in Strasbourg not to restore the powers of the Russian delegation to PACE.

Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.

"Many discussions have been held recently on the need to invite the aggressor country here again in order to hold conversation with it. I'm very much doubtful of this approach. Has at least one member of the Russian delegation opposed the criminal policy of one's government while being present here? No. All of them are accomplices in the crimes committed on our soil," Dzhemilev stressed.

He added that any easing of sanctions against the aggressor country would only encourage it to commit new crimes and postpone the prospect of liberation of the occupied territories.

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"Crimea, which indigenous people I represent, may turn into an uninhabited land under Russian occupation," Mustafa Dzhemilev said at the debate on the possibility of restoring the powers of the Russian delegation to PACE.

The Russian delegation was deprived of voting rights and expelled from the governing bodies of the PACE in April 2014 following the Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimea.

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