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The PACE acknowledged that Russia has been waging war against Ukraine since 2014

The PACE acknowledged that the war in Ukraine began in 2014. Photo: facebook.com/ParliamentaryAssembly

The PACE acknowledged that the war in Ukraine began in 2014. Photo: facebook.com/ParliamentaryAssembly

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe acknowledged that Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine started in 2014 rather than in 2022. The Assembly adopted a resolution titled "Conflict-Related Sexual Violence", which, among other things, addresses the issue of Russian aggression. This was reported by the European Pravda.

Initially, the document only mentioned Russian aggression indirectly. However, it has been amended at the requests of Ukrainian MPs and officials from partner states.

The greatest controversy was caused by Amendment No. 4, which aimed to change the description of the situation in Europe. Instead of "In 2022, war returned to our continent," the members of the Ukrainian parliament proposed the following wording: "Since February 2014, the Russian Federation has waged a war of aggression against Ukraine, which it relaunched on 24 February 2022 with a massive invasion of Ukraine."

The amendment was passed with a small margin: 47 in favor versus 43 against. The resulting amended resolution was later adopted unanimously by 126 votes.

Context. On October 13, 2022, the PACE adopted a resolution designating Russia a terrorist country.

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