How Ukraine will resist the PACE's attempts to return Russia to its membership was explained in the program "Today. Morning" in the program "Ukrainian Radio",by People's Deputy of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko:
"On November 24, this issue is one of most important at the meeting of the PACE Bureau in Copenhagen , but the main battle will be during the January session." Our position of very simple. "The main thing is to inform the PACE what the Russian Federation actually does in the East of Ukraine and to remind our colleagues that we have taken a number of resolutions that clearly link the possibility of Russia's full-fledged work in the PACE with fulfillment of the Minsk accords. Russia uses financial leverage, its agents, financial blackmail, because the Russian Federation has now refused to pay its contribution to the Council of Europe. "