The Ukrainian authorities threatened to withdraw its delegation from the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) if the organization will restore the powers of the Russian delegation. About it on air of TV channel ICTV said the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin.
“If the powers of the Russian delegation in PACE for example, would be positively recognized, we will consider different options, even down to the order not to participate in PACE,” – said the foreign Minister.
Klimkin added that the opinion of the Ukrainian delegation from PACE necessary to win the support of Parliament, to influence the deputies of the foreign Ministry is not in force. However, the Minister promised that the Agency will “advise to do a very radical steps.
Note that in 2014 and 2015, PACE adopted a resolution, in which Russia was deprived of the right to vote at the session, and to participate in the work of the statutory bodies and in monitoring the elections. After that, Moscow decided not to send to the Assembly the documents necessary to confirm the authority of the delegation.
On the days of the international Affairs Committee of the state Duma Alexei Pushkov, after talks with the head of PACE Pedro Agramunt said that the decision on the return of Russia to the organization can be made after the Duma elections on 18 September, when it formed a new delegation.
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