Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe can impose sanctions against Ukraine in case of democracy rollback there, PACE co-rapporteur Mailis Reps said.

"All this is possible, although we sincerely hope that Ukraine won't go on step too far", - she answered.

However Reps expressed doubt about the fact that such measures can be taken at the PACE session in January, in her opinion, a lot will depend on the election of the Verkhovna Rada in 2012.

Reps also pointed out that sanctions might be associated with the politically motivated use of criminal law in Ukraine. Also PACE intends to discuss the case, brought against former Ukrainian top officials, at the debate in January 2012.