The speech of the Ukrainian deputy Oleksiy Goncharenko was interrupted by the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Hendrik Dams, pointing out to him a repeated violation of the rules, RIA Novosti reports.
As noted, Goncharenko said that the council does not pay enough attention to the issue of the territorial integrity of the participating countries and “the peaceful resolution of conflicts in Europe.”
“I want to remind you of this. Many of you forget about this. I took this flag, ”he said, pulling out the flag of Ukraine.
Then Dams reminded Goncharenko that such behavior is not allowed in PACE. In response, the Ukrainian deputy began to be indignant and tried to find out why he was not allowed to speak with the national flag, after which his microphone was turned off.
Let us remind you that the PACE session is being held in Strasbourg from 19 to 22 April. Earlier, the head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy said that the Russian delegation during the spring session of PACE will ask its questions, including the situation of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine and the Baltic countries, the water blockade of Crimea and the lack of reaction to this from the officials of the Council of Europe …