Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Russia

In the Russian Foreign Ministry called the red line for an exit from PACE


The Russian diplomat Alexander Grushko considers that present "the discriminatory situation is absolutely unacceptable". The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko claims that nonparticipation of Russians in elections of the secretary general of this organization can become "the red line" after which Russia is ready "be defined fundamentally" concerning the future in Parlamensky assembly of the Council of Europe. TASS on Friday, April 19 reports about it. "We told, elections of the secretary general at a June session, and it is clear that if the solution is not found, then it is already necessary to us in the fundamental plan to be defined rather future Council of Europe", – Grushko told, answering a question whether there is for Russia "a red line" after which it will become clear that the country has to leave the Council of Europe. Grushko claims that he allegedly many in PACE understands that "at the Council of Europe without Russia of a future be not". "It is directly declared by many leading politicians", – he told. Also it is reported that on May 16-17 in Helsinki the session of Committee of ministers of the Council of Europe will take place, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will participate in it. Grushko noted that in the Russian Federation hope for adoption of the decision by Committee of ministers which would create conditions that "the Russian delegation could already work at a June session absolutely fully". The Russian diplomat considers that present "the discriminatory situation is absolutely unacceptable". It is known that in 2014 PACE disfranchised the Russian delegation in connection with annexation of the Crimea, and the Russian Federation in reply ceased to participate in the sessions of assembly. Work of Russia in all other bodies of the Council of Europe was continued. Since 2017 Russia does not pay contributions to the budget of the Council of Europe. Earlier mass media reported that Russia is ready to repay the debt on membership fees to the Council of Europe to 60 million euros. But in reply to PACE has to eliminate threat of further discrimination of national delegations. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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