The parliamentary Committee on foreign Affairs recommends that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to suspend the participation of the permanent delegation in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to obtain the conclusions of the Venice Commission.
“We propose to stop the work of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE until the conclusions of the Venice Commission and recommend not to resume work prior to the execution of the most important points that were in all the resolutions adopted by the PACE in the last five years,” said Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Vladimir Aryev at the Committee meeting on Monday in Kiev, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
The MP believes that Russia should unconditionally release of Ukrainian seamen, captured Russia, and political prisoners in the territories of Russia occupied Crimea and Donbas.
Aryev said that Russia must also guarantee the rights of Crimean Tatars.
The Committee also appealed to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey Parubiy with a request to withdraw an invitation for the PACE observers to the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine on July 21.