(Strasbourg) A mission in Kiev to check on the country’s politics, human rights and democracy. Marieluise Beck, German, and Kristýna Zelienková, Czech, members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will be visiting Kiev, Mariupol and Dnipropetrovsk from 4th to 7th April, to “gather information for their reports” on “Legal remedies to breaches of human rights in Ukrainian territories outside the control of the Ukrainian authorities” and “Political consequences of the crisis in Ukraine”. In Kiev, Beck and Zelienková, the two PACE delegates will meet the president of the Senate, the Foreign Minister and the Home Minister of Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament), as well as some members of the main political parties. In Mariupol and in Dnipropetrovsk, they will meet the local authorities and leaders of international organisations and NGOs, people who live in the occupied territories and people whose human rights have been breached. Relations with Russia will, of course, be addressed too. Both Ukraine and Russia are members of the Council of Europe.