The exclusion of a Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko of the Ukrainian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is due to its position in the Donbass, said the Deputy of the state Duma Ruslan Balbec. This opinion he expressed in comments to “the Ribbon.ru” on Thursday, December 22.
“Exception Savchenko lists the PACE is a fear that it is at the European open area declare that the use of force against Donbass is useless, so you need to negotiate,” said Balbec.
The Kiev authorities fear that the appeals of the former army will have a strong influence on the Europeans, he said. “So it is like crazy town, hidden away from prying eyes”, — said the Deputy from the Crimea. According to him, Ukraine now any person who will speak about the dialogue with the Donbas, was rejected.
The MP also does not exclude that soon the Ukrainian Parliament will vote for the withdrawal of Savchenko immunity, “to be able to put a “brave pilot” in the prison”.
22 Dec Rada deprived Savchenko of the right to represent Ukraine in PACE. For the corresponding resolution voted 237 deputies.
15 Dec former Ukrainian pilot was formally expelled from the parliamentary faction of “Batkivshchyna”. The party explained that the elections to the Parliament in 2014, Savchenko was made in the electoral list only in order to free her from imprisonment in Russia.