Pro-Russian President of PACE Pedro Agramunt steps down

15:50, 06 October 2017
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President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt, who was seen using Russian government plane to visit Syria earlier this year for a meeting with President Assad, has resigned, head of the Ukrainian delegation Volodymyr Ariev wrote on Facebook, having published a copy of Agramunt’s statement.

"He decided not to wait for the final vote in the Assembly scheduled for Monday. He cited his health condition. Congratulations to all those involved, this is our common victory!" Ariev said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 24 a number of deputies at the PACE session called upon Agramunt to resign over his scandalous visit to Syria alongside the Russian delegation. In turn, Agramunt said that his trip to Syria was a "mistake" and apologized before the delegates.

Later, Agramunt stated his own voluntary resignation but refused to actually leave office.

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