Members of the State Duma to raise the issue of oppression of Russian-speaking citizens in Ukraine at PACE

Viacheslav Volodin gave relevant instructions at the first plenary meeting on January 19
State Duma hall

Members of the State Duma will prepare a relevant statement on the situation related to the oppressing actions against Russian-speaking citizens in Ukraine in connection with the adoption of a new law, as well as on providing assistance with vaccination against COVID-19 to residents of the South-East Ukrainian territories and Transnistria.

“Let’s ask Konstantin Fedorovich [First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Konstantin Zatulin] Zatulin Konstantin Fedoroviсh Zatulin
Konstantin Fedoroviсh
to prepare the relevant draft instructions of the State Duma,” the Chairman of the State Duma said.

“Taking into account the upcoming visit of our delegation to PACE, we will ask Pyotr O.Tolstoy, head of the delegation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to PACE, to raise this issue at PACE so that our colleagues, European parliamentarians, would discuss the issue of human rights in Ukraine,” added Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia”
.

According to the Chairman of the State Duma, the current situation in Ukraine with the oppression of the Russian-speaking citizens is ”a violation of fundamental rights.“

“There should be the right to learn the native language and it should be protected,” he stressed.