Cox-Kwasniewski mission no longer exists - EPP vice president
European People's Party (EPP) Vice President Jacek claims that the mandate of the European Parliament's observation mission of Pat Cox and Alexander Kwasniewski in Ukraine expired on November 14.
This mission no longer exists, Saryusz-Wolski told Interfax in Vilnius on Thursday.
The mission's mandate had been prolonged several times, he said. But this mission no longer has the European Parliament's official mandate, he added.
Saryusz-Wolski, however, did not rule out that the European Parliament might considering forming a new mission, which would include either the same or other people." Saryusz-Wolski gave a negative answer to the question whether he thought that a possible new mission would be made up of the same people.
He said that the Cox-Kwasniewski mission had had every chance to be useful, but it had failed and had not achieved the required results.
This mission allowed the European Union and the European Parliament to hope that solutions would be found to all the problems, he said.
Saryusz-Wolski said he was convinced that the possibility of forming a new observation mission for Ukraine would be debated in the European Parliament.
Former Polish President Kwasniewski said earlier that he would like the mandate of their mission in Ukraine to be extended.