On Wednesday, PACE discussed the report on the credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation of Austrian parliamentarian Stefan Senaha, in which He, repeating the early demands of the Assembly, proposes to extend the punishment, but not to deprive the Russian Federation confirmed before of powers
Question of the powers of the Russian delegation in PACE has demonstrated diametrically opposed views of parliamentarians on the problem.
in the process of debate on a number of parliamentarians called for the necessity of establishing dialogue with the delegation of the Russian Federation.
So, French Deputy Josette Durrieu, pointed out that " we can't underestimate the power of Russia." This is very important, This is the third in the world's military budget, it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the main policy of Russia, Mr. Putin, is trying to provide in the form of his vision of foreign policy. This sphere of influence, That of the Kaliningrad region, the Baltic, before This happened the Black sea, now the Crimea, " she said.
"in Crimea there are no strategic surprises. There are diplomatic receptions and agility. No one has canceled the sovereignty of borders, the legal field, for this reason, taking into account all the above, it is necessary to recover the dialog - Russia is not the enemy, it has again become a partner ", - the Deputy is sure.
for its part the German Deputy Andre and great service reminded that in July 1989 in the PACE supported the ex-President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev." It has been 26 years, He outlined their vision of a common European home, the years passed, there was an incredible event was the reunification of Germany with the approval of the Soviet Union, the Soviet withdrawal, the United Germany joined NATO, and then there was the promise that NATO will not expand to the East, was that contrary to this promise, " He shared.
the Deputy is sure that " the expansion of NATO was the cause of this conflict, the Russians claim that there is a Danger of accession of Ukraine and Georgia to NATO, as that red line." When we talk about the solution, it is Impossible to speak only about the annexation of the Crimea, Yes, It must be condemned, but need to look and outputs, but not be limited to indicating the finger at Russian Federation ", - He said. Commenting in General on the topic, Swiss Deputy Luke Reardon acknowledged that " the Council of Europe a little that Can make the situation far gone." He tried to convince parliamentarians to vote in favour of the proposed draft decision.
along with this, the Commissioner of the German delegation of Marylois Tank noted that " there acts on the ground equipped with Russian weapons." the majority of speakers were in favour of maintaining a dialogue with Russia, It's the right call, if colleagues have any signal we send about what they want to dialogue, " said she. The Deputy added that " so far there are no signs of openness of the Russian colleagues to dialogue "." Deeply sorry about This, but we should not fall into naivety. "We cannot tolerate disrespect to us," she said.
in the discussion in PACE actively participate Commissioners of the Ukrainian delegation. So, the MP George Logvynsky said about the fact that Russia started the war in the European Union, lost thousands of lives ".
He said that " most countries abide by the rulings of the European Court, the Russian Federation went further. The constitutional court a few days ago stated that Court orders more optional." What do we expect someone in this room believes that the dialogue with Russia is possible, with a country that ignores the basic rules of international law. Can it be partner?", He asked.
"the damage to the Ukrainian state is more than a trillion euros, we don't know how much it would have cost to restore the Donbass, not to mention compensation for human suffering", He said. His colleague, Andrey Lopushansky, showed that " the resolution adopted in January, has not been fulfilled."" Yes, we have adopted a new tool, such as fresh Minsk agreement, signed in February, this document shall become a road map to normalize the situation, peace in the Donbass ", - showed the MP.
British MP Roger Gale said that from April 2014, When the Russian delegation left this room to give a press conference before leaving Strasbourg, they have not expressed any desire to pursue the dialogue, which agitate our colleagues ".
"the report advocates for the preservation of the status quo, preserve the possibility of dialogue. Offer a different amendment. Amendment 12 (Amendment proposes to assure the range of possibilities and extend sanctions), which has made the initiative of the legal Committee, without the majority should not be adopted ", - said the Deputy.