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Secretary General Jagland confirms Council of Europe’s readiness to facilitate political dialogue and negotiations in Ukraine

20/02/2014

Secretary Jagland confirms Council of Europe’s readiness to facilitate political dialogue and negotiations in Ukraine
 

Strasbourg, 20 February 2014 - In response to the conclusions of today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council Secretary General Jagland made the following statement:

“The Council of Europe is ready to facilitate political dialogue and negotiations in Ukraine. We can offer our legal and constitutional expertise based on the standards set by the European Convention on Human Rights. I welcome that high level representatives of the European Union member states and the Russian Federation have joined common efforts to find a solution to the crisis today. The horrific bloodshed must come to end and be replaced by inclusive negotiations leading to a peaceful and lasting solution”, he said.

 

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