Rapporteur on the authority of Russia in PACE: punishment will not return Crimea
Rapporteur on the credentials of the Russian delegation in PACE Austrian MP Stefan Shan believes that the punishment will not assist you to return to the Crimea.
explaining correspondents taken on the first day of the week by the EU Council conclusion on the continuation of the first introduced with regard to the Russian capital punishment, He noted that " punishment does not contribute to return the Crimea ".
He believes that this is not the main issue on the agenda. The main issue is the resolution of the conflict in the Donbas.
Shan - Creator of the report on the credentials of the Russian delegation to PACE, which will be considered at the current session.
at the end of January this year, the Assembly adopted a resolution, which has deprived the Russian delegation's voting rights, the right 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.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position. In March 2015 has been extended sanctions List of the USA, and on 21 June the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news