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Committee of Ministers deems annexation of Crimea illegal, calls for measures concerning national minorities

03/04/2014

Committee of Ministers deems annexation of Crimea illegal, calls for measures concerning national minorities
 

Strasbourg, 3 April 2014 - The Council of Europe Ministers' Deputies continued to discuss the situation in Ukraine at their meeting on 2 and 3 April with the participation of the country's acting foreign minister, Andrii Deshchytsia. In particular, the minister reiterated Ukraine's commitment to implement reforms so as to reinforce protection of human rights and the democratic functioning of the country's institutions in line with Council of Europe values.



The Ministers' Deputies welcomed the Secretary General's proposals for immediate support measures for Ukraine, notably through the Venice Commission.



They also took note of an ad hoc report prepared at their request by the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, following a visit by a committee delegation to Ukraine from 21 to 26 March 2014.



In view of the concerns raised in this report, in particular regarding the safety of persons belonging to national minorities, the Deputies called on the parties concerned effectively to guarantee the rights of all such persons throughout Ukraine (more...)

 

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