Russia, Ukraine And Europe discussed on BBC World Service

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That ukraine next and the country is angry or its government is very angry because europe's human rights organization is letting russia back into the club the council of europe is a continent wide grouping that promotes democracy and human rights now it's a spended russia after the annexation of crimea but is now voted to let russia back in that's why ukraine is furious the maximum eddie stubby is a ukrainian journalist who's been following the story Huge life. My down. Upset. I think this is the first precedents, such massive or high profile rollback rusher sanctions. And a lot of people think it's, you know why. branding there had been zero concessions from the from russia especially in the last week and increasing fighting in eastern ukraine so i think that's a lot of people feel down what about the argument that it's a good idea to engage in the whole point of the council of europe is to to sort of hold the ring and to talk to countries that you might not agree with that's what it's four well looking actually i did resolution they've doesn't mention actually restaurant so the problem is not with russia but with the assembly altering their rules to kind of from date russia and don't read are very important since they're weakening their assumptions mechanism and myself i work with human defenders all region including russia seal say that each you the mechanism i don't think there's going to be any you know desire on behalf of states that violate rules to follow those rules so i think the problem is much bigger than just inviting russia it was just think as i don't think that we would have a such a huge conversation and such a wide campaign against it when we see russia blackie and you've just said they've actually not changed their behavior at all do you think it calls into question the principles of the council of europe and the humanitarian work and the human rights work i think it's a very dangerous precedent in the is so important for european or human rights and a lot of countries in region and a lot of people in the region especially now jerry in states like russia rely on that or to get any additional address and i think looking at russia and we see that not only violations inside continue cinch net political prisoners but also the military activity in fright mia in eastern ukraine i think that worrying signs four against for a lot of people even outside russia those score fighting four i'm all chrissy or against authoritarians dangerman how important do you think it is for russia of course i mean is this a diplomatic success for them what will they do with it do you think well i think that people to actually pay too much into what bresson media say rushing states until we get the moment and there are celebrating i think they're invented hashtag which is how much which means fewer hours and it's in fleets a replica of crimea hours so i think they celebrated as a huge success and victory because again the didn't have to actually made any concessions to roll back those functions that's maxime rustavi ukrainian

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