Cristina Luna-Rodriguez. The head of the PACE Anne Brasseur, opening the spring session of the Assembly expressed regret that the delegation of the Russian Federation decided to stop for a while in the early years of contact with the Assembly.
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 ".
"Colleagues, you know, after the January session, the delegation of Russia took a decision to stop for a while its contacts with the assemblies. I sincerely regret about This decision, " said Brasseur.
"We are obliged to engage in a serious and meaningful dialogue in order to work together to find a solution to the conflict ", - said Brasseur." The annexation of Crimea and its continued violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity is unacceptable. In our system of values of the border do not have the ability to change unilaterally or by force, " she summed up.
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Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is the oldest in the European Union international parliamentary institution, has been operating since 1949. This is one of 2 main statutory bodies of the Council of Europe, it is the desire of the main political parties existing in the member States of the organization. The Assembly shall deal with matters relating to the issues of modern society and different aspects of international politics. In the Assembly with the right to vote includes delegations from 47 countries. Hold observer status, Israel, Canada, Mexico. Read More