Cristina Luna-Rodriguez. The parliamentary Assembly of Europe (PACE) for the second time in the last 3 months will return to the discussion of the credentials of the Russian delegation.
at the end of January this year, the PACE adopted a resolution in which because of the situation in Ukraine has deprived the Russian delegation to the April vote, the right to participate in meetings of statutory bodies and participation in monitoring activities of the Assembly. 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 question of the credentials of the Russian delegation in June.
Immediately After the decision on postponement of the PACE began to talk about the possibility of cancellation of confirmed at the winter session of the authority.
After the January decision, the delegation, in accordance with the rules of PACE, there is the possibility of the presence at meetings of the Assembly, speaking at the plenary meetings, at the meetings of the commissions. The delegation may wish to convene a press conference, to prepare and publish documents, to include dissenting opinions.
in the draft decision prepared by the Austrian parliamentarian Stephen Channahon and received into the hands of Fins news , notes that " the Assembly deeply regrets the lack of progress in implementation of the requirements, presented solutions in 2034(2015) ". She " deeply regrets the decision of the Russian delegation to stop for a while all official contacts before the end of 2015, including all visits on behalf of the organization ".
the draft document again voiced the position of PACE " against the Russian Scrivania in the military standoff in Ukraine, the illegal annexation of Crimea, the ongoing deterioration of human rights in the region." In the draft final decision also expressed " concern at the PACE regarding the harassment and closure in Crimea the majority of commercial organizations and the media, critically expressed in relation to the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, including the channel of the Crimean Tatar ATR ". Separately in the draft document reported about " the deteriorating situation with human rights in Eastern Ukraine ".
Noting the importance of dialogue, Shan " agitates the Russian delegation again to start without any delay dialogue with PACE, realizing expressed above requirements ". The Rapporteur is convinced that in this regard the Delegation got to the 1st turn again to begin its activities in the monitoring Board and allow the rapporteurs on Russia to visit the country as part of their work." In addition, the Russian Federation in the form of an " occupying power must facilitate the access of rapporteurs on Ukraine and rapporteurs for Russia to improve the situation with human rights in this region (Crimea) ".
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions After the March 2014 referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) were in favor of reunification with Russia.
Draws the attention of the Rapporteur and the " harassment and persecution in Russia on active political parties, NGOs, the media who criticized Russia's role in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine." in this context, the recent adoption of the law on undesirable foreign organizations are of great concern, " reads the draft document
the Creator of the draft decision also included a private document position on the need for the liberation of Ukraine Hopes Savchenko, who is under investigation in Russia on charges of belonging to the deprivation of life 2 correspondents VGTRK in the Donbass in the summer of 2014.
concerned about Shan and ongoing violations of the ceasefire, reached on 12 February 2015. In addition, the draft noted the concern of continuous presence in Eastern Ukraine of Russian troops, the latest heavy weapons and " volunteers ".
When this first Moscow repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
the report Shan emphasizes that, " as an example of readiness for an open and constructive dialogue with the Russian delegation, the Assembly, Noting the current punishment, decides not to cancel at this point before the confirmed range of possibilities of the Russian delegation ".
in submitted to the Fins news the draft amendments to the decisions of the deputies supported Senaha. On Wednesday MPs will first discuss the report, and then will proceed to vote on decisions.
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 -