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Message of solidarity to civil society representatives in Ukraine

Statement by Jean-Marie Heydt,
President of the Conference of INGOs, Strasbourg

20 February 2014

The Conference of INGOs is deeply shocked and appalled by the current turn of events in Kiev, specifically, the escalation in violence and the many unfortunate deaths that have occurred. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe once again expresses its solidarity with Ukrainian civil society at this difficult moment and calls for an inclusive dialogue and a peaceful and democratic solution to the current crisis. The Conference remains ready to offer its platform for involving national and international civil society actors in these efforts.

Jean-Marie Heydt
President of the Conference of INGOs
NGO-Unit@coe.int