Council of Europe Summit Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine: Van der Bellen Holds Speech

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 23, 2023; 22:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

The first Council of Europe summit in nearly 20 years took place, with some 30 European leaders traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland. The summit was all about support for Ukraine and finding solutions to hold Russia accountable for its war of aggression.

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen in Reykjavik, Iceland. / Picture: © Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei / Peter Lechner/HBF

Some 30 European heads of state and government traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland, on Tuesday for the Council of Europe's first summit in nearly 20 years, including Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen. The Council of Europe aims to uphold human rights and is independent of the EU, which is why its 46 members include countries such as Britain, Turkey, and Ukraine. EU Commission…