The Ukrainian delegation in PACE addressed a letter to the PACE Office regarding the visit of the President of the Assembly, Pedro Agramunt in Syria along with a delegation of the state Duma of the Russian Federation. This was reported the peoples Deputy of Ukraine Alexey Goncharenko.
“The Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, we have asked our colleagues, prepared a letter to the relevant PACE Bureau and we will definitely seriously raise this issue”, – said Goncharenko.
He stressed that the first President of PACE Agramunt “does things”.
Thus, according to the MP, the visit of the PACE President along with a delegation of the state Duma of the Russian Federation in Syria continues.
Goncharenko also said that this visit will react and the Ukrainian Parliament.
As reported in Damascus has arrived the big delegation of representatives of the PACE, headed by the President of the organization, Pedro Agramunt, and the company was the Russian deputies of the state Duma of the Russian Federation.
The representative of Ukraine in PACE , Dmitry Kuleba, commenting on the incident, said that PACE is ruining itself by the desire to please Russia at any cost and the willingness of many (but not all) PACE to turn a blind eye. “So the Assembly destroys its only real asset – moral authority,” said Dmitry Kuleba.
First Vice-speaker of the Parliament Irina Gerashchenko, in turn, indicates that on the official PACE website there is no word about the visit of Agramunt in Syria. “I believe that today the Ukrainian delegation should send a letter to PACE, demanding clarification on the status of this visit, especially because the Russian deputies are not members of PACE, as the Assembly has not confirmed their powers. So, it was a private visit Agramunt and his Russian friends? Needs to get an official response PACE,” she said.