Strasbourg, 17 April 2014 - Statement of Secretary General Jagland on the Geneva agreement of the European Union, the United States, Ukraine and the Russian Federation:
"The Council of Europe welcomes the Geneva agreement on Ukraine. All parties should now refrain from violence and engage in political negotiations about the future of the nation. Ukraine needs a comprehensive and inclusive constitutional reform process. We have agreed with the Ukrainian authorities to provide our expertise towards the necessary democratic and judicial reforms. All 47 Council of Europe member states support this approach."