PACE to debate consequences of Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine at two-day extraordinary session

CoE/Parliamentary Assembly

The consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine will be the main topic on the agenda of an extraordinary plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to take place in hybrid mode on 14 and 15 March 2022.

All five political groups in the Assembly have requested an urgent debate on this topic. The President of the Assembly has also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to address the Assembly by teleconference, scheduled for midday on Monday (to be confirmed).

On Monday afternoon the Assembly will hear a communication from the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe’s executive body, followed by an exchange of views with the Organisation’s Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić. All day on Tuesday will be given over to the urgent debate. On 25 February the Committee of Ministers decided to suspend the Russian Federation’s rights of representation, following an exchange of views with Assembly members at a meeting of the Joint Committee, which brings together both government representatives and parliamentarians from the Council of Europe.

Draft agenda

Special session page

Special page: Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

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