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Damien Cottier leads PACE delegation to Ukraine

ALDE members Damien Cottier (Switzerland), Eerik Kross (Estonia, ALDE) and Ingvild Wetrhus Thorsvik (Norway) visited Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin, as part of a cross-party delegation of ten members of PACE’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on 28 June 2022.

“We were shocked by what we saw and heard in Bucha and Irpin,” the delegation concluded. “We saw clear indications that Bucha really was the theatre of cold-blooded murder of civilians on a massive scale. The destruction in Irpin brought home the sheer brutality of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the enormity of the task of reconstruction. During our visit, Ukraine was once again hit by a missile strike on a civilian target, this time a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine. We express our heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims.”

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