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 PACE adopts resolution demanding to release Sentsov, Sushchenko, and Semena

First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko says the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has passed a resolution on the persecution of Ukrainians in Russia prepared by the Ukrainian side.

Censor.NET reports quoting Herashchenko's Facebook page.

"The PACE has adopted the resolution Attacks against journalists and media freedom in Europe prepared by our colleague Volodymyr Ariev. The resolution includes a clear requirement for the Russian Federation to release Oleh Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko, and Mykola Semena.

"It is a pity I wasn't able to speak during the debate, although I рфв registered in advance. I planned to speak about the Kremlin's captives and the hybrid information warfare waged by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and the European democracy. It is important that the European Parliament, being aware of the level of threats faced by the EU, has adopted a resolution to counter Russian propaganda," Herashchenko said.

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According to her, Olena Sotnyk was the only Ukrainian representative who got the opportunity to speak.

"She raised the issue of global and common threats in the context of hybrid information warfare, drew attention to pseudo-journalist TV channels, in particular Russia Today, which distort the reality.

"We congratulate Volodymyr Ariev on the report and demand that Russia release Ukrainian journalists," Herashchenko summed up.

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