The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted the rule that the demand from the Ukrainian by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada in the territories not controlled by the government.
On Wednesday 25 January, reports «European true».
The amendment, which contained such a requirement was proposed by the Pro-Russian MP from Germany Andrey Gunko and modified by the Rapporteur Axel Fischer (both from Germany).
It was proposed to adopt the rule that «the Problem of non-representation in Parliament of certain regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions should be resolved as soon as possible». It is noted that this rule was supported by an overwhelming majority in Committee.
The people’s Deputy Vladimir Aryev, who heads the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, confirmed that one of the rapporteurs for Ukraine intend to make the resolution a paragraph on the election of the uncontrolled part of Donbass: «the Project has been prepared balanced. But I can only shrug about what is happening today.»
He chided the speakers for amendments that change the essence of the document: «Oral podpravki sin that are contrary to the facts and reality. If it is a compromise, this compromise without considering the interests of Ukraine».
As an example, he cited the amendment to hold elections in the Donbass.
«What we have to offer – even contrary to the Minsk agreements», — said the Ariev.
He was supported by a member of the monitoring Committee of Ukraine Sergey Sobolev. «It’s the same thing if we asked Georgia to carry out and to recognize the elections in the occupied territories. It’s impossible to do,» he said.
The Ukrainian delegation and several Pro-Ukrainian MPs have used the rules of PACE, to prevent the staging of this rule to a vote – by law, have the status of «oral» can be removed from consideration if the consideration is not less than 10 deputies will rise to protest against it.
After this proposal was automatically rejected. The original proposal of Andrey Gunko also didn’t have the votes.
Recall that a year ago the security Service of Ukraine opened a criminal case on Gunko for the illegal visit to the territories under control to fighters of Donbass.
Ukraine insists that the political part of Minsk agreements, including the holding of elections, can be implemented after having closed the border with Russia and withdraw all Russian forces from the territory of Donbas.
Defend the opposite position of the Russian Federation and the militants.
The European side also advocated the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, close the border with Russia and only after that the implementation of the political part of Minsk agreements. PACE has recognized Russia as the aggressor and said that ORDO not ready for elections.
On the impossibility of holding elections to bodies of local self-government in ORDA «for objective reasons» in the summer of this year, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Sometimes, however, the European side makes the opposite statement. Thus, on 14 September in Kyiv, the foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and France Jean-Marc Ayrault said that after the establishment of the regime of silence in the Donbass, which was to begin on 15 September, Kyiv, Ukraine should begin fulfilling the political conditions of the Minsk agreements.
In addition, recently the President of France françois Hollande has invited Ukraine to hold first elections in the Donbass, and then will require access to the Eastern border with Russia.
On the night of 20 October in Berlin for more than 4 hours of negotiations «channel four»: the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the meeting, the leaders agreed to develop a «road map» that will become the key document to implement all the Minsk agreements of 5 September and Memorandum of 19 September 2014 and 12 February 2015.
No document on the meeting was not signed.
After the meeting, Merkel said that the first is the start of the election process, and only after that we can talk about the military mission of the OSCE. Control over the border, Ukraine will receive in the least, said Merkel.
«Ukraine will have final control over their own border only at the end of the process, and before that there is a consensus that the OSCE observers can move freely up to the border. Sometimes possible, sometimes problematic, and the Russian President noted» — said Merkel.
In the live talk show «Right to rule» Deputy head of the presidential administration Konstantin Eliseev said that Ukraine will receive access to the uncontrolled border with Russia on the second day after the local elections in the occupied part of Donbass.
In turn, the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin now says that the logic of the Minsk agreements always assumed that Ukraine will get control of the border after the elections in the occupied part of Donbass.
Pro-Russian Deputy tried to persuade PACE to support the elections to the Verkhovna Rada in ORDA. But it didn’t work 25.01.2017