Christina Luna Rodriguez. Ending in Strasbourg PACE summer session provided that the organization cannot do without Russian side to resolve a number of issues, for example, the problem of monitoring.
PACE the second time in the last 3 months came back to the discussion of the credentials of the Russian delegation.
at the end of January this year, the Assembly adopted a resolution in which because of the situation in Ukraine has deprived the Russian delegation until April voting rights, rights to participate in the meeting 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 issue for June. In the January decision was said about the fact that in case of non compliance of the PACE in June will discuss the issue of annulment of authority of the Russian Federation.
according to the results of a nearly three-hour discussion, during which we were proposals to start again contacts with the Russian Federation, to deprive Moscow in the Assembly was by a majority vote adopted the resolution.
in General, It does not differ from the previous requirements of the Assembly (repeal the "annexation" of Crimea, anxiety "the permanent presence of Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine, the latest presence of heavy weapons and" volunteers ", failure to comply with the Minsk agreements, non-compliance with human rights in Crimea, the freedom to Ukraine Hope Savchenko).
along with this, adopted at the current session, the decisions appeared the provisions from which it became clear that the PACE can not for small areas to work without Russia. For the first time since the departure of the delegation in January this year, the Assembly stated that her work in the monitoring area in fact ceased due to a lack of communication with the Russian side. She urged the delegation to start again, without any delay, dialogue with PACE, realizing expressed above requirements ". The Assembly is convinced that " the delegation should, in 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 authorities " are obliged to facilitate the access of rapporteurs on Ukraine and rapporteurs for Russia to improve the situation with human rights in the region."
in a conversation Last news immediately after the decision of the Head of the Assembly Anne Brasseur expressed the hope that the organization will get again to start a relationship with the delegation. The head of the Russian delegation Alexei Pushkov on the same day replied that he saw no reason why the delegation resumed its contacts with the organization.
Interviewed Last news at the session of the PACE deputies admitted: "at the present time the relations between us like a dead end: we make decisions - we can't hear, and Now stood up monitoring ". Along with this, the majority of the stress that high hopes are pinned on the upcoming at the end of January winter session of the Assembly, when traditionally peripatoides the range of possibilities of all delegations." Let's see what happens in January, may, by the time the situation will change