The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, thorbjørn Jagland, in contrast to the decisions of the Committee of Ministers and PACE resolutions, again publicly declared the need to return to Russia in PACE “without any preconditions”. This writes in his Facebook Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, is evidence of the “degradation” of euroinstitut.

“It (Jagland, – ed.) worried that otherwise, Europe will remain without Russia, and Russia will be the territory of lawlessness. The fact that Russia stole part of the Ukraine and Georgia, does not bother him. The fact that Russia violated human rights and created the territory of lawlessness in the occupied regions – not too worried about the COE Secretary General. What if Europe allows Russia to violate basic europeancity and human rights, then it will be a different, degraded Europe, also did not occur to the Secretary General of the COE”, she said.

First Vice-speaker of Parliament statement called Jagland “Amateur”, which is contrary to the decisions of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and PACE resolutions

According to Gerashchenko, “we live in a time a certain degradation” of the European institutions and their external weakening the aggressor – the same Russia. “You can take it and go with the flow, it is possible to say and try to resist”, she said.

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November 26, 2017, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said that the EU may lift sanctions against Russia imposed over the Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine. The reason for lifting the sanctions is the fear that Russia may leave the organization and “it would be a blow for the protection of human rights”.

November 24, standing Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has refused to carry out an unscheduled debate on the lifting of sanctions with Russia.




“Degradation”: the Parliament reacted to the words of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe 27.11.2017

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