PACE called on Russia to abandon recognition of passports DND
The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution “on the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine.” As reported RIA Novosti, the document was required to abandon support for the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
In particular, parliamentarians insist on non-recognition by Moscow of the passports of the DNI and the LC and other documents, including judicial decisions, issued on the uncontrolled territories of Kiev. In addition, the PACE demanded “to ensure the observance of human rights in the Crimea and to release all captured individuals, respecting their rights and freedoms”.
The author of the resolution was made by the MP from Lithuania, Egidius Vareikis.
Besides, Russia was asked to provide “unfettered access to Crimea for international organizations, international monitoring bodies and non-governmental organizations for the protection of human rights”.
Later in comments to the Agency TASS Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy said that the PACE resolution on the Crimea will not be executed never. “The reunification of the Crimea with Russia is a historical fact. This is the same as it is today lamenting about the unification of Germany”, — said Russian politician.
Russia at the PACE session is not present. June 30, 2017, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has informed the Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbjørn Jagland on the freezing of the contribution for 2017 to restore the credentials of the Russian delegation in PACE. She was denied the right to vote and excluded from all governing bodies in April 2014 after the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
Moscow has repeatedly stressed that it is not a party to the conflict in the Donbass, and the responsibility for the implementation of the agreements lies on Kiev. Also in Russia insist that the accession of Crimea was fully consistent with international norms.