MOSCOW, 4 Feb - the Last news . The Russian delegation in PACE and without the right to vote could take part in the debate, said the head of the Assembly of Anne Brasseur.
"PACE has decided to restrict the right to vote, to participate in the work of statutory bodies, but we want Russia remained" she said in an interview to videoroulette of the Council of Europe The Journal. This Brasseur noted that " they (Russian delegation) decided themselves to us not to work ".
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.
Answering the question a leading program about the fact that he lost Russia from such decisions, the PACE President said that " they lost a lot, even without the right to vote you are able to bring your vision ".
"Our discussion in PACE wore a respectful character," she said, adding that " we must learn to listen to one another."
As complicated Relations of the Russian capital and PACE
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