Why Russia's Return to Europe's Key Body Is Dangerous

October 4, 2018
After Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and occupation of part of Ukrainian Donbas, the country faced sanctions from the West, including from the US and from the EU. Moscow also found itself marginalized in a top European institution committed to defend democracy, human rights and rule of law on the European continent: the Council of Europe. Today, Russia is trying to return, on its own terms, to the Council of Europe’s key body: its Parliamentary Assembly. Why are these intentions dangerous for Ukraine and Europe? See our arguments in the video. This video was prepared with the financial support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

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