The Council of Europe’s Strasbourg-based human rights watchdog on Wednesday rejected referendums “held at gunpoint by occupation forces” in several Ukrainian regions, calling for the end of the war on the continent. “We reject this travesty of democracy and reaffirm our commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of our Member State, Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders,” the Secretary General said. of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić.
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