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 "Conflict in Ukraine" changed into "Russia's aggression in Ukraine" in PACE resolution, - MP Ariev

PACE supported amendments to the resolution "The political consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine" today, Oct. 12.

Chairman of the Ukrainian permanent delegation to PACE Volodymyr Ariev said on air of Channel 5, Censor.NET reports.

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"All the amendments (amendments to the resolution - Ed.) submitted by the democratic forces of the Ukrainian delegation were taken into account. So I can actually call it a victory, and I would like to mention absolutely fantastic team work our delegation demonstrated at the session. We were operating as a single organism and made achievements no one expected us to be ever able to. We managed to make all the amendments that were also reviewed by the committees to be supported by the overwhelming majority in the Assembly's session hall," Ariev wrote.

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"What the amended resolution is about: firstly, the wording "conflict in Ukraine" in its title was substituted by "Russia's aggression in Ukraine." The most interesting thing is that all the speakers, even the pro-Russian ones, actually recognized in their speeches that it was the Russian Federation that made Ukraine suffer. Briefly, the adopted amendments include recommendation to extend sanctions against Russia until Ukraine's sovereignty is fully restored; condemnation of the illegal elections in Crimea; condemnation of the ban imposed by Russia on the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; recommendation not to call for reinstatement of rights of the Russian delegation to PACE," he wrote.
 
 
 
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