Ukrainian presidency in the Committee of Ministers of the Council strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Norway, which killed and injured many innocent people. These ugly attacks have no justification.
These barbaric acts can not be considered otherwise than as a direct challenge to the family of the nations of Council of Europe through their obvious threat to European democratic values.
The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe expresses its sincere condolences to the victims and their families, and the people and Government of Norway.
The Presidency reiterates the strong resolve to fight against all forms of terrorism and extremism and encourages member- states of the Council of Europe to intensify their efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and extremism by strengthening their cooperation and full implementation of relevant Council of Europe conventions and other international institutions.