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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Russia has refused to pay contributions to the Council of Europe

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Russia has decided not to pay dues to the Council of Europe for 2017 to complete the restoration of the powers of the Russian delegation in PACE.

In a statement on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry said that Lavrov briefed on the phone of the COE Secretary General thorbjørn Jagland.

In addition the sides discussed issues of participation of Russia in activities of the COE, the status of ratification of the Convention on the laundering of proceeds from crime and financing of terrorism etc.


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