This is stated in the message of Council of Europe press service.
Secretary General Jagland sends Swiss diplomat Gérard Stoudmann to lead delegation. Ambassador Stoudmann will be assisted by three members of the Council of Europe Secretariat.
“For more than a year, no delegation from an international organisation has been able to go there”, – Jagland said.
The mission will be conducted with full independence and will not deal with any issue related to the territorial status of Crimea.
The mission’s mandate covers all major human rights issues including freedom of expression and media freedom; freedom of association and of assembly; minority rights; local and self-government; fight against corruption and prison conditions.
It should be recalled that the 12th report of the Monitoring Mission of the Human Rights in Ukraine stated that in Crimea, whose status is defined by the resolution of the General Assembly 68/262, the residents continue to suffer significant restriction of their rights due to the application of restrictive legal provisions by the Russian Federation.