The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution “Functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine”, in which he called for the consolidation of all political forces in Ukraine to carry out necessary reforms, as the Russian aggression should not be an excuse for delay on this path. About it reports the UNIAN.

The resolution was prepared by the members of the monitoring Committee, the Deputy from Spain Jordi Chukla and the Deputy from Germany’s Axel Fischer.

Voted “for” the 106 members of PACE, 11 – “against”, “abstained” – 9.

PACE Vice-President Georgy Logvynsky noted, however, that opponents of Ukraine “failed to change the string “Russian aggression” to “internal conflict” to replace the concept of “free elections” with “election at gunpoint” and the electoral Commission, headed by the wash”. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.

According to the UKRINFORM, the resolution indicates the progress of the constitutional reform, which has yet to be completed with the adoption of amendments to the Constitution, which is important to promote judicial reform.

However, the PACE expresses concern about human rights in the provisions of the law of Ukraine on lustration. The resolution calls for the Parliament to amend this legislation in accordance with European standards.

PACE also notes that in Ukraine still remains high level of corruption.

The resolution stated that the lack of concrete progress in this area can potentially reduce the effect of an ambitious agenda of reforms and, in the long run, undermine public confidence and have a negative impact on the political and judicial system as a whole.

“In this regard, the Assembly is concerned that the fight against corruption is progressing very slowly, and concrete results are limited,” – the document says.

PACE also reiterated its concern that political and economic interests of the authorities in Ukraine are closely intertwined and this adversely affects public opinion and may harm the fight against corruption, reports BBC Ukraine.

Among other issues, PACE urges Ukraine to adopt electoral and language law according to European standards and to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the prevention of violence against women.

Earlier it was reported that the Assembly had not approved the law, to demand from Ukraine by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada in the territories not controlled by Ukraine, proposed by the Pro-Russian MP from Germany Andrey Gunko.

The PACE resolution on Ukraine: Russian aggression does not justify corruption 26.01.2017

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