STRASBOURG, 22 Jun-RIA Novosti, Kristina Luna Rodriguez. The head of the PACE Anne Brasseur said that From January 2015 it had no contacts With the Russian delegation.
"With the January session we had no contact With the delegation of the Russian Federation," She said at a press conference on the first day of the week.
at the end of January this year, the Assembly adopted a resolution, which has deprived the Russian delegation of a number of important powers, voting rights, rights to participate in the meeting of statutory bodies and participation in monitoring activities of the Assembly because of the situation in Ukraine until April. In response to this, the delegation of Russia until the end of 2015 left the Assembly. At the April session of the monitoring Committee returned to this issue and has fixed " the lack of progress From the last time (January resolution) ". She decided to defer consideration of the issue for June.
Brasseur recalled that when last year the Russian delegation decided not to participate in the session, the Assembly, in contact 3 times With Mr Naryshkin (ed - speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation), we had telephone conversations ".
"But With the January session, when they decided to contact With us, you know, I have not tried to contact them," said She.
Brasseur said that this year she had a brief opportunity to speak To the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov during a meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs in Brussels in may.
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Relations between Russia and the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have cooled in April 2014 after the adoption of the PACE decision to deprive the Russian delegation of voting rights, the right to participate in the meeting of statutory bodies and participation in monitoring activities of the Assembly because of the position of the capital of Russia in the Crimea. The Russian delegation left the meeting room to restore power. Read more about depriving Russia of voting rights in PACE -