Situation in Ukraine, CMCE meeting 1195

19 March 2014 Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

The decision reaffirms the formula laid down in the previous document, calling on all member states to refrain from actions that could harm the principles of international law regarding respect for the territorial integrity and independence of states. An important element of the decision was the support of the CMCE for the decision of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to transfer the issue of legality of the so-called «All-Crimean referendum» for consideration by the European Commission For Democracy through Law (the Commission further expectedly confirmed the illegality of its holding).