STRASBOURG (QHA) -

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution recognizing the occupation by Russia of the territories of the Donbas that are not controlled by the Government of Ukraine.

Members of the PACE almost unanimously supported the two amendments in the consideration of the Ukrainian bloc. In particular, the fact that the uncontrolled territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are "temporarily occupied territories controlled by the Russian occupation administration".

Amendments were supported by 98-100 MPs, and 3-4 voted against, among which were the German "Left", "Alternative for Germany" and the Netherlands Socialist Party.

Furthermore, in its resolution, the PACE condemned the Russian aggression against Ukraine, committed in violation of international humanitarian law.

Previously, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Bartosz Cihotsky said that the occupation of the Crimea can encourage Russia to further violations of international law and threatens the security of the European Union.

Earlier, the European Union confirmed the non-recognition of the occupation of Crimea by Russia and again urged the countries of the world to join the sanctions regime. Also, the EU strongly condemned the violation of human rights and freedoms by the occupiers in the Crimea.

Source: European truth

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