Konstantin Couchette: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
The resolution of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the monitoring of the implementation of a number of member countries of their obligations was adopted in the absence of Russia and will have no effect. So the resolution was praised by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, reports RT.
According to Kosachev, the resolution “in full volume contains the inertia of thinking, dialed the PACE in the last five years” and Russia discussed without Russia, “and, obviously, biased.” He added that in five years, there have been several “very tough anti-Russian resolutions”, which were very superficial and pursued the “obvious political goal.”
Earlier on 31 January, PACE adopted a resolution, which in particular contain provisions demanding that Russia fulfill the Minsk agreements, as well as to return Crimea to Ukraine. The document notes the negative trend in respect of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Russia. PACE also demanded from Moscow to “end its military intervention and support for illegally armed groups in the East of Ukraine.”
Crimea joined Russia in the spring of 2014 the referendum. The results of the voting do not recognize Kiev, the US and the EU, considering the Peninsula occupied territory. Moscow insists on the observance of international law.
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