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Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin: PACE running out of patience with Ukraine

PACE co-rapporteur for Ukraine...

PACE co-rapporteur for Ukraine Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin hopes representatives of the ruling majority in Ukraine will listen to the recommendations in the PACE Resolution "Functioning of Democratic Institutions in Ukraine", according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Ukraine had to fulfill all its obligations when joining the Council of Europe. However, many of them are still unfulfilled. We can say that the Council of Europe’s patience is running out. The Ukrainian justice system still has many shortcomings and they are best demonstrated by the Yulia Tymoshenko case. Though these shortcoming affect not only her. There is a lot that still has to change," Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin said in an interview with Deutsche Welle radio.

The PACE rapporteur stressed that before taking such a strong position against the Ukrainian authorities in the resolution, they studied the points of view of the Ukrainian opposition and government. "I hope they listen to use, especially representatives of the ruling majority. It would have been best if it didn’t have to go as far as talk of sanctions. But I want to emphasized that at the beginning of the week we listened to both points of view. So they can be assured that both sides were heard," she added.

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