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UKRAINE - statement by Venice Commission

19/03/2022

During its 130th plenary session, the Venice Commission made the following statement:

"The Venice Commission fully supports the public statement on “the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine” made by its President on 1 March 2022.

The Commission expresses its firm condemnation of this act of aggression by the Russian Federation and deplores the loss of lives and the destruction in Ukraine.

The Commission, the full name of which is “European Commission for Democracy through Law”, is fully committed, as the preamble of the Council of Europe statute proclaims, to the pursuit of peace based upon justice and international co-operation, which is vital for the preservation of human society and civilization.

It expresses its full solidarity with Ukraine, which is fighting for the protection of our shared European principles and values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law."
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