APU Head Ihor Rainin held a meeting with the delegation of the Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe headed by President of the Congress Gudrun Mosler-Törnström. The leadership of the Congress arrived in Ukraine on a two-day monitoring visit.
The APU Head assured that “the Ukrainian authorities highly appreciated the assistance of the Congress and its special attention to Ukraine”.
“We are grateful to the Congress for a strong support of Ukrainian sovereignty and assistance in the fight against Russian aggression, for a clear and decisive condemnation of the illegal annexation of Crimea,” Ihor Rainin emphasized. At the same time, he noted the role of the Congress in the recent decision of the EU regarding the introduction of additional sanctions against the country-aggressor.
In her turn, President of the Congress Gudrun Mosler-Törnström noted that the Congress “supports Ukraine greatly in its independence and territorial integrity”.
Gudrun Mosler-Törnström informed that today’s visit of the delegation was dedicated to the monitoring and and interim conclusions on the implementation by Ukraine of the road map for the reform of local self-government.