The delegation of Russia remains part of the Assembly and the Assembly wishes to continue the dialogue with the Russian Federation, said the head of the PACE Anne Brasseur.
"We have to be very precise: We were not completely deprived of authority, They (the Russian delegation.- amended) continues to PACE members, We wish to continue the dialogue, " she said in an interview to videoroulette of the Council of Europe The Journal.
last January session of PACE, a number of parliamentarians appealed the range of capabilities of the delegation of the Russian Federation. In the end, the PACE has deprived the Russian delegation's voting rights, rights to participate in the work of the Supervisory missions, participation rights in the work of statutory bodies, to present the PACE in international forums. The Assembly demanded from Russia to release in 24 hours Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, to withdraw the 14th army from Moldova, to move forward in solving the Nagorno-Karabakh problem and cancel the annexation of the Crimea ". Then the delegation of the Russian Federation left Strasbourg before the end of the year.
Speaking of last session, the PACE President said that " according to statements in the media, They (the delegation of the Russian Federation) do not want us to cooperate, this is not the solution." They are part of the Council of Europe, part of the PACE, " she added.
Relations between Russia and the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have cooled in April 2014 After the adoption of the PACE of the decision to deprive the Russian delegation's voting rights, rights to participate in the meeting of statutory bodies and participation in monitoring activities of Assembly due to the position of the capital of Russia in the Crimea. The Russian delegation left the meeting room to restore power. Read more about deprive Russia of the right to vote in PACE