26 October 2016

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OSCE Parliamentary Assembly passes declaration condemning Russian aggression in Crimea

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has adopted at its meeting held in Georgia a so-called "Tbilisi Declaration" which condemns the aggression of the Russian Federation in Crimea, according to a Ukrainian MP Anton Gerashchenko.


"Right now, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly at its meeting in Tbilisi adopted a ‘Tbilisi Declaration,’ part of which is a tough resolution on Crimea, proposed by the Ukrainian delegation. Representatives of more than 50 parliaments of OSCE member states have voted for [the declaration], which once again showed strong rejection by the European community of Russia’s aggression. 122 votes were ‘For’," the official wrote on Facebook.

Only 6 votes of the Russian and Armenian delegates were cast against the document.

Sanctions great motivation for Russia to fulfill Minsk accords – PoroshenkoGerashchenko said that this declaration of the OSCE PA "is another building block in the system of economic and political sanctions against the aggressor state – the Russian Federation." He added that it is small but important victory on the path of diplomatic confrontation with Russia.

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