04/04/2017 Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania, EPP/CD), rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv and the Donbas from 5 to 7 April, as part of the preparation of his report for the PACE Migration Committee.
This visit aims to evaluate the humanitarian situation since the beginning of the war in eastern Ukraine as well as to enable follow-up to PACE resolutions 2028 (2015), 2067 (2015) and 2112 (2016).
In Kyiv, the rapporteur is due to have meetings in the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Social Policy and the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs. He will also meet representatives of various parliamentary committees, and the Ukrainian President’s representative on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts. Meetings are also scheduled with representatives of international organisations and NGOs.
In the Donbas, Mr Vareikis will hold meetings at the control point in Kramatorsk, followed by a meeting with representatives of the Donetsk Regional Administration and Kramatorsk City Council. He will also visit Bakhmut, and he will meet with IDPs in Sloviansk.