The National Council renewed its support for Ukrainian parliamentarians with a visit by Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo, head of the delegation of Monaco to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), who went to Kyiv at the invitation of Maria Mezentseva, Head of Delegation of Ukraine to PACE.

During a meeting organised jointly with an international delegation, Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo met Ruslan Stefantchuk, President of the Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) and expressed “the complete solidarity of National Councillors with their Ukrainian counterparts and the entire population, which has been hard hit after two years of struggle.”

After having participated, as an observer, in the Conference, “Yalta European Strategy, Two Years of Fighting” in the presence of numerous experts, Béatrice Fresko- Rolfo attended, as part of the PACE delegation, a special public session of the Rada held to mark two years since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

President Stefanchuk welcomed the united presence of international parliamentarians, including Monaco. This trip was an opportunity for meetings at the highest level of parliamentarians with, among others, the Minister of Justice, Denis Malyuska, to discuss measures that will be put in place, at the initiative of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, for reparations to be paid to the Ukrainians.

An interview with the representative of the Ukrainian President in Crimea, Tamila Tasheva gave rise to discussions on the current situation in the region. Finally, an informative meeting with General Vadym Skibytskyi and other leaders of the General Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (GUR) was held to discuss various sensitive aspects of the current campaigns.

Béatrice Fresko Rolfo also visited various sites affected by missile attacks in Kyiv, Holosiivskyi and Darnytskyi to measure the extent of the damage and the difficulties encountered by the civil population.

She also had the opportunity to visit a refuge built under a school to shelter schoolchildren in the event of an attack.

Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo said: “This trip to Kyiv was an opportunity to renew our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and to hold numerous meetings covering important areas of interest to PACE, such as, for example, questioning on the return of Ukrainian children displaced to Russia, the exchange of prisoners including the release of 600 children from Mariupol, sexual violence on women and girls as well as on the prospect of damage war with a view to rebuilding the country.”

FEATURED IMAGE: PACE parliamentarians in front of an apartment block partly destroyed by Russian bombardment

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Monaco National Council