Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maria Pejcinovic-Buric announces an agreement with the Ukrainian authorities on joint measures to overcome the consequences of Russian aggression.
As reported on site Council of Europe, this is stated in the statement of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the results of her visit to Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.
“During the visit, we agreed with the Ukrainian authorities on a number of urgent measures aimed at overcoming the direct consequences of Russian aggression. Among them is assisting Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova and her office in their investigations into gross human rights violations and their cooperation with the International Criminal Court. We are also preparing a set of measures after the cessation of Russian aggression,” said the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
She stressed that she reaffirmed to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian people the unwavering support and solidarity of the Council of Europe in these difficult times. “The evidence of indescribable atrocities that I was allowed to see in our member state, Ukraine, deeply disturbs me,” Pejcinovic-Buric said, emphasizing that the Council of Europe remains on the side of the authorities and the people of Ukraine.
She once again called for an immediate cessation of hostilities, responsibility and protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
“The unimaginable suffering and destruction inflicted on the Ukrainian people by the Russian aggressor, and the barbaric violence against women and children, has no place in our vision of Europe as a continent of the world where human rights are protected, where democracy and the rule of law are the main ones,” Pejcinovic-Burich stressed.
As Ukrinform reported, during a working visit to Ukraine, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe visited Borodyanka and Irpin, which were destroyed by the Rashists, and also held meetings with President Volodymyr Zelensky, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanyshina, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, and First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova. She also met with members of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, with the leaders of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and representatives of the military and civil society.