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 Agramunt: PACE’s stance on Crimea not changed

Position of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe regarding the preservation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine remains unchanged.

This was stated by PACE President Pedro Agramunt as he was meeting with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrii Parubii in France, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Ukrainian parliament.

He noted that the PACE's stance on Crimea had not and would never change.

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According to Pedro Agramunt, the PACE will not cede its positions as for respect for the territorial integrity of all the countries. He added that he would support Ukraine in all issues, and expressed willingness to resume cooperation on the part of the European institutions.

The PACE president stressed that the Assembly would support all Ukraine's endeavors.

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In turn, Parubii noted that the occupation of Crimea violated norms of the international law, therefore "the response to this should be tough."

"Without adequate response, the aggressor understands that it can keep this up," the Verkhovna Rada speaker said adding that everyone was aware that "this threat is global."

Agramunt also informed of his plans to visit Ukraine soon.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n406336