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PARIS, January 25. /TASS/. The Council of Europe has sent a delegation to Crimea to assess the situation in the peninsula, Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said on Monday.
"The mission will be conducted with full independence and will not deal with any issue related to the territorial status of Crimea," Jagland said.
"More than 2.5 million people live in Crimea, they are all covered by the European Convention on Human Rights and should be able to benefit from it," he said, adding that, however, "for more than a year, no delegation from an international organization has been able to go there."
"It will help us receive clear and comprehensive information on the human rights situation and make sure the people of Crimea are not forgotten," Jagland said.
The four-member team led by Swiss diplomat Gerard Stoudmann will start working on Monday and "report to the Council in February or March."