The PACE winter session will take place in Strasbourg on January 25-28 / Photo from flickr.com/parliamentaryassembly

The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided not to include a debate on the human rights situation in Russia-occupied Crimea in the agenda of a session scheduled for January 25-28.

That's according to the Ukrainian news portal LB.ua with reference to its own sources.

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PACE winter session: What is known

  • The PACE winter session will take place online and in person in Strasbourg on January 25-28. The Ukrainian parliamentary delegation will participate in the event.
  • The permanent delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will propose that an informal Crimean Platform group be set up at PACE.
  • Ukraine is also initiating a debate on the renewal of sanctions against the Russian Federation after Navalny's detention.
  • The Russian delegation to PACE is initiating a debate on the language issue in Ukraine.