The Russian delegation is ready to go at the January session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in full force, said the head of Department for international Affairs of the state Duma, Alexei Pushkov.
He also said that PACE offers speakers of the state Duma and the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada to speak at the January session of the Assembly, reports RIA " Novosti ". Remember, April 10, the delegation of Russia was deprived of the right to vote in PACE until the end of the year in connection with the annexation of Crimea. In addition, the Assembly decided on the exclusion of Russia from the governing bodies of the PACE before the end of the current year. As said the head of the Department of the state Duma international Affairs, head of the Russian delegation Alexei Pushkov, a Russian delegation will attend the January session of the PACE, but will continue in 2015, only after the abolition of the punishment. However, the Deputy head of the Russian delegation in PACE Leonid Slutsky said that PACE during the autumn session can take real steps to restore cooperation with Moscow.