Strasbourg, 11.05.2012 – Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE) and Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin (Sweden, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Ukraine, will visit former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kharkiv on 16 May, as well as meeting her lawyers. They will also talk to the lawyers of the imprisoned former government ministers, Yuriy Lutsenko and Valeriy Ivashchenko.
These meetings will be held during a monitoring visit by the co-rapporteurs (15-17 May), the purpose of which is to assess the implementation of PACE Resolution 1862 (2012) on the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine.
In Kyiv, Ms Reps and Ms de Pourbaix-Lundin are due to meet the President of the Republic Viktor Yanukovych, the parliamentary committee responsible for the implementation of Resolution 1862 (2012), the General Prosecutor, representatives of political parties and the Ukrainian delegation to PACE. They will also meet local government and NGO representatives in Kharkiv.
The co-rapporteurs previously travelled to Kyiv for a monitoring visit on 27-29 March 2012, following which they made a statement.