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CoE Secretary General urged all member states to step up humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Jagland  drew attention to the worsening situation of displaced persons in the country

Baku. 19 August. REPORT.AZ/ Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland urged all member states to step up humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine. Jagland sent a letter to Council of Europe foreign ministers drawing attention to the worsening situation of displaced persons, Report informs. 

“The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is worsening day by day. Innocent people are being killed and wounded. The number of Internally Displaced Persons and refugees is rising dramatically. It is my responsibility as Secretary General of the Council of Europe to undertake every effort to assist our member States in ensuring that the rights guaranteed by the European Convention for Human Rights are effectively implemented, and to protect all displaced persons, regardless of who they are and where they live. That is why in my letter to Council of Europe foreign ministers today, I urge all member states to step up humanitarian aid in the region, in particular through the UNHCR and the International Red Cross and in co-ordination with the relevant national authorities”, - Jagland stated.

With reference to last Sunday’s meeting of foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in Berlin, CoE Secretary General  said: 'I call on all parties to continue the dialogue towards finding a political solution to this crisis'. 

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