In Brussels took place the meeting between the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbj?rn Jagland.
in the process of talks With Mogherini " were discussed the issues of interstate cooperation in the sphere of combating illegal migration, a number of regional stories, as well as certain aspects of bilateral relations EU-Russia ", informs the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Facebook. At the meeting With Jagland " were discussed different issues of strengthening international and intergovernmental cooperation in the framework of the Council of Europe in order to more fully tap its humanitarian and legal mechanisms in the interests of European security." in these tasks has an important role to play at the second annual report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law on the continent, " - said in the report." in this context, stressed the importance of systemic reforms in Ukraine, and among them the preparation of the text of the new Constitution of Ukraine till the end of the year strict compliance by all parties of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015, including the establishment of a sustainable direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk ", - said in the message. VIDEO
according to his statement, " this is true for both established under the auspices of the Council of Europe ad hoc group, helping to investigate crimes on the Maidan in the fall of 2013 to February 2014 and lawlessness may 2, 2014 in Odessa ". In addition, Lavrov said, " just not so long ago by the decision of Mr. Jagland was established the expert mechanism for the presence of specialists of the Council of Europe in each of 25 regions of Ukraine for consideration of issues that are able to be useful for the reform of local government and particularly In the implementation of the decentralization, which so many claim." Make no mistake, it is most important that the activity COE relies on developed in the framework of generally applicable standards and norms. We, like numerous other members supported this work, " he said. Would like to congratulate the Secretariat, the Secretary-General to all members of the COE WITH a new important step that will be done tomorrow, when will be taken additional documents, increasing our total capacity to combat crime and extremism.