The Committee approved the draft resolution on Donbass

В ПАСЕ одобрили проект резолюции по Донбассу

A meeting of the Assembly, PACE

Russia urged to stop financial and military support of the separatists.

The Committee on migration of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe approved a draft resolution that calls for Russia to stop financial and military support of the separatists in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. This was reported on the PACE website.

It is noted that the Committee is alarmed by the humanitarian situation, which is the result of the war in Donbass and the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

By adopting the draft resolution based on the report prepared by the representative of Lithuania Egidijus by varejkisa, the PACE Committee has urged all member States “to use their joint political efforts to put an end to this conflict and the suffering of the civilian population.”

The document also States that all parties shall “release and exchange all prisoners of war and people captured during the war,” to respect the civilian nature of the infrastructure and to ensure the protection of civilians and their full access to basic services.

In addition, the approved text calls on the authorities of the Russian Federation to cease all financial and military support to illegal armed groups in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, to ensure respect for human rights and safety of all people living in the annexed Crimea, and to ensure unfettered access to Crimea for international organizations.

In turn, the Ukrainian authorities should bring the penal code into conformity with the provisions of international humanitarian law, to enact legislation on actions for humanitarian demining, and to reconsider the law on humanitarian aid, to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to war-affected territories, it said in the draft resolution.

The parliamentary Assembly will discuss the document at its next plenary meeting from 22 to 26 January 2018.

As reported Корреспондент.netearlier the PACE refused to discuss the return of Russia. The standing Committee did not pursue the debate on the renewal of the voting rights of the Russian delegation to the Assembly.

In Russia accept that the PACE will not remove the sanctions