Christina Luna Rodriguez. Possible discussion of powers of the Russian delegation and discussion on Ukraine will be the Central themes of the opening in Strasbourg spring session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
the current spring session, the Assembly plans to return to the issue of the credentials of the Russian delegation.
at the end of January this year, the PACE adopted a resolution, which has deprived the Russian delegation of a number of important powers, and voting rights, because of the situation in Ukraine until April. In response to this, the delegation of Russia until the end of 2015 left the Assembly. Explaining Fins news the situation yesterday this session, member of the Russian delegation to PACE Leonid Slutsky showed that " everything is in place ".
this time, the Assembly plans, despite the lack of delegation, to return to this topic. A situation In which the PACE discusses the range of possibilities delegation in its lack, is not new. Under similar conditions the led Assembly debate in 2000, when due to the events in Chechnya, the delegation was denied the right to vote.
As explained Last news employee of the apparatus of PACE, " previously, this topic is on the agenda for Wednesday ". He said that the text adopted in January of the decision States that " the Assembly decides to revert to this issue in order nor reassert the right to vote and the right to participate in the meeting of statutory bodies at the April session of 2015, if Russia will demonstrate significant and meaningful progress in implementation of the requirements of PACE ".
similarly, another head of Department has not excluded that " deputies, has the ability to be, and would not include this question in the agenda ". He explained that " not literally understand How to talk about the progress in implementation of the requirements of PACE in such a situation