The Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbj?rn Jagland acknowledged receipt of the notification from Kiev in derogation of the Ukrainian authorities from the European agreement on human rights.
"Yesterday I was advised by the Minister for foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin about the fact that, considering the extraordinary situation in the country, the Ukrainian authorities have decided to adopt the 15th publication of the European agreement on human rights and withdraw from part of the rights enshrined in the Convention ", - stated in the document, RIA " Novosti ".
it also reports that the European Convention on human rights continues to be used in Ukraine, and Ukraine remains committed to the provisions of the Council of Europe. This decision is noted in the document, will not obstruct the examination of the claims on Ukraine in the Strasbourg court." This will not lead to any significant changes in project activities of the Council of Europe office in Kyiv ", - the document says. The appeal also States that " due to deteriorating security in Eastern Ukraine, I call on all parties to immediately stop violence and bloodshed. I encourage to take all measures for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements without delay "." Further escalation of the conflict will have unacceptable consequences for the security, stability and human rights in Ukraine and the EU in General ", - said in the appeal of the Secretary-General. The document also notes that, According to Ukrainian authorities, the Derogation from the Convention will only be used in zone anti-terrorist operation. Derogation from the Convention in the case of emergencies, war or other circumstances that threaten the life of the nation, contemplated herein, and in the past was used and the other States parties to the Convention. Along with this, the document clarifies that the Derogation, in Accordance with 15-1 article, does not mean that Ukraine is no longer related to the European Convention on human rights or that it is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. On 25 may, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman signed the resolution on refusal of Ukraine on execution of some provisions of the agreement on human rights in the Donbass. In the explanatory paper to the document it is reported that Ukraine uses its right to Derogate from the obligations of certain number of points of the Convention for the protection of human rights and main freedoms, international Covenant on civil and political rights and the European social Charter, in connection with the conduct of special operations in the Donbass. May 21, people's deputies of the Verkhovna Rada adopted a communication on the right of Ukraine to withdraw from the part of international obligations for the protection of human rights in some areas of Donbass - in connection, as explained, with the conduct of military operations. The decision of the MPs explained "armed aggression" from Russia. Against changes voted people's deputies of the Opposition bloc, whose leader Yuriy Boyko also noticed that " the ruling does not allow the citizens whose rights are infringed, to appeal to the European court of human rights ". He was subjected to charges of the ruling coalition in sabotaging the Minsk agreements.