Kiev made a voluntary contribution to Council of Europe

Киев сделал добровольный взнос для Совета Европы

Ukraine has made in the budget of the Council of Europe 400 thousand dollars

Thus, the Ukrainian authorities decided to support the financial position of the Council of Europe urged to follow their example.

Ukraine has made a voluntary contribution to the budget of the Council of Europe in the amount of 400 thousand dollars. On Tuesday, September 4, reported in the Twitter the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

“Today, Ukraine has made a voluntary contribution to the budget of the Council of Europe in the amount of $ 400,000. USA “, – wrote Klimkin.

According to him, the Council of Europe needs the support, as Russia is using against SE financial blackmail.

“Join us, otherwise CE will no longer defend its values and principles,” the Minister added.

Note, the Cabinet approved a voluntary contribution to the Council of Europe in may.

In 2017 Ukraine has paid 4.2 million euros of contributions and this year will make a little less than four million.

As you know, from mid-2017 Russia stopped payment of contributions to the budget of the Council of Europe. And in the autumn of last year, Turkey decided to abandon one of the major contributors and get back to paying the minimum payment.

As a result, funding BEHOLD a hole with a volume of approximately 10% of the budget. The budget of the Assembly for the 2018-19 years also decreased by almost 9%.

While the Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbjørn Jagland is committed to preserving Russia as a member of the COE despite the current problems with this country.

 

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