The head of the European people’s party group in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Vice-President of PACE, Axel Fischer (Axel Eduard Fischer) resigned, said MP of the faction PPO Alexey Goncharenko.

“The head of the largest group of the PACE group of the European people’s party, Axel Fischer resigned. A big change in PACE,” wrote A. Goncharenko on his page on the social network Facebook on Thursday morning.

A. Fisher was a special Rapporteur of the PACE monitoring Committee on Ukraine .