Ukraine and its partners managed to prevent Russian delegation’s reinstatement in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Oligarch Pinchuk’s article in The Wall Street Journal calling Ukraine to withdraw from rapprochement with the EU and NATO and accept elections in the so-called “DPR”/“LPR” will find its grateful readers both to the west and east of Kyiv.
The efforts aimed at the return of the Russian PACE delegation to the Assembly enjoy no support among Assembly members.
There is every reason to say that the sanctions against the Russian Federation will be extended in full.
All Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and Crimea should be exchanged under the Minsk agreements.
Vira Savchenko is currently in the General Consulate of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don; she managed to return her passport.
President Petro Poroshenko has appointed the special envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe.