Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin declares that if Parliament’s Assembly of Parliament approves the powers of the Russian delegation, the Verkhovna Rada could withdraw its invitation to PACE observers for parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
“If the PACE confirms the credentials of the Russian delegation, I would withdraw the invitation of the PACE to participate in the monitoring of our parliamentary elections. After all, the PACE with Russian deputies and without them is, as they say in Odesa, two big differences. And at the end, who are these people to teach us democracy after they allowed the RF to return to the PACE? ” says Klimkin.
According to him, those who wish can participate in the bilateral observation missions, but “we have no more trust in this assembly.”