Saturday, 26 September

The Ukrainian delegation decided to stop work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in protest against the decision to abolish the sanction mechanism.

After appealing the powers of the Russian delegation and automatic appointment of Slutsky Vice-President of the PACE, the Ukrainian delegation left the assembly hall and would not take part in further debates till the end of the day.

On Wednesday, the Ukrainian delegation will temporarily return to the assembly hall to participate in the appeal of the powers of the Russian delegation. Ukraine will demand a complete deprivation of the powers of the Russian delegation as well as the right of Russians to hold executive positions in the committees.

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