FOR THE RECORD
On the current political situation in Ukraine
During a meeting of the Expanded Bureau of Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation and Europe, in Copenhagen on April 19-20, the following statement was adopted by the General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions. The Expanded Bureau consists of the 21 elected Officers of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
Expressing concern with the current political situation in Ukraine; Hoping that the process of democratization and economic reform will continue in the future;
The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions:
Appeals to the Parliament of Ukraine to find adequate solutions to the current political situation in order to strengthen the process of democratization in the country and activate the reform process initiated by the current government of Ukraine.
Appeals to the president of Ukraine to use his constitutional functions and carry out his responsibilities to ensure the development of democracy, the protection of civil rights and freedom of speech, and
Urges the various state institutions and opposition in Ukraine to find ways to enhance mutual confidence in order to avoid a further deepening of the political and social crises.
Gert Weisskirchen, MP (Germany), Chair
Dorota Simonides, MP (Poland), Vice-Chair
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, May 13, 2001, No. 19, Vol. LXIX
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