Ukraine: any regression in the respect of democratic freedoms "would be unacceptable"

In an information note on their fact-finding visit to Kyiv (1-4 June 2010), declassified by the Monitoring Committee on 22 June, the co-rapporteurs Renate Wohlwend (Liechtenstein, EPP/CD) and Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE) express their concern about the increasing number of allegations that democratic freedoms, such as freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of the media have "come under pressure in recent months". Any regression in the respect for and protection of these rights, they said, "would be unacceptable for the Assembly".