Peter Tolstoyts: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
The Russian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will leave the winter session in case of threat to limit its powers will be implemented, said the head of the delegation, Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy. It is quoted by TASS on Monday, January 27.
“The taint of anti-Russian that there is more for all time of absence of the Russian delegation was, it is, in fact, from time to time and would occasionally whiff, but we will try to check”, — quotes the parliamentarian news Agency.
He noted that he was surprised by the reasons on the basis of which try to challenge the credentials of the Russian delegation. In particular, we are talking about amendments to the Constitution, said Colon.
Earlier on Monday, the Lithuanian MP Emanuelis Zingeris raised the question of restricting the powers of the Russian delegation in PACE in connection with the alleged failure in Russia of decisions of the European court of human rights (ECHR). His initiative was supported by 30 people, now this question will consider the monitoring Committee.
With 2014 to June last year, Russia was deprived of voting rights, opportunities to participate in missions and to be elected in the governing bodies of the PACE. On 26 June the Russian delegation returned powers.
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