Date: a month ago   Category: Russia

Moscow reacted to the decision of the Council of Europe


After the statement of committee of ministers of the Council of Europe early to announce return of Russia to PACE, the vice speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy considers. The statement of the committee of ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE) for ensuring equal rights of all member states – an important political step. But so far early to draw conclusions and to announce return of the Russian delegation to Parliamentary assembly of the organization. Said it in the vice speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy supervising the international subject TASS on Friday, May 17 reports. "The statement was adopted by the main executive body of the Council of Europe, and it is, certainly, the first and important political step on the way of settlement of the arisen crisis in the organization, – the politician noted. – At the same time so far early to draw conclusions and to announce return of the Russian delegation to PACE". Tolstoy reminded that next week the application of KMSE will be considered at a meeting of Bureau of assembly. "Then adoption of two key amendments to regulations of work of the organization is necessary: the first amendment on which Russia insists long ago has to exclude a possibility of application of discriminatory sanctions against any national delegation; the second is designed to open an opportunity for participation in the summer session of PACE for delegations which did not submit the application in January", – he specified. According to Tolstoy, "the statement of KMSE adopted today lays the foundation for adoption of both amendments". "Now business in Parliamentary assembly which has to support these changes in regulations, but as we know, Russophobic aggressive minority in PACE for the present has louder voice, than a reason voice", – the vice speaker of the State Duma complained. Before May 17 it became known that Ministers of Foreign Affairs of member countries of the Council of Europe at a meeting in Helsinki made the decision in which the way for return of Russia to PACE according to the extraordinary procedure opens. In SE also allowed Russia to participate in elections of the new secretary general. In turn the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin said that Kiev will refuse observance of the Minsk Agreement if EU countries achieve removal of sanctions pressure from Russia in the Council of Europe. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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