In the state Duma said that Russia will not send a delegation at the winter session of the PACE

Russia will not send a delegation at the winter session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. About the Agency TASS said the Vice-speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy, who oversees the lower house of Parliament’s international activities.

According to Tolstoy, the Russian Federation will not work in the PACE as to the regulations not made «guarantees of non-discrimination the rights of national delegations», which insisted the country.

He noted that representatives of Russia will hold discussions on this subject in the PACE.

PACE winter session will be held from 22 to 26 January.

Russia was deprived of voting rights in PACE in April 2014, immediately after the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass. January 28, 2015, PACE adopted a resolution that extended sanctions against Russia and deprived it of voting rights until April.

In protest, the Russian delegation said it would suspend its contacts with the parliamentary Assembly.

During 2016 and the last nine months of 2017, the Russian delegation did not participate in the Assembly.

In September, Vice-speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy said that Russia will not Finance the PACE in 2018.

The amount of the annual contribution for the financing of PACE is around €40 million

25 December 2017 the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia will return to PACE when «discrimination will be eliminated».




In the state Duma said that Russia will not send a delegation at the winter session of the PACE 11.01.2018

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