This development will reduce the credibility of the Assembly
The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is going to accept the ultimatum of Russia, according to which the organization needs to change the rules of their work.
“The PACE is going to accept the Russian ultimatum, but does not require Russia to adhere to the requirements (resolution) of PACE. This will reduce the credibility of the Assembly. Shameful history becomes reality,” – said a member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, MP Volodymyr Ariev.
We are talking about the rule changes PACE so that the Russian delegation could without problems and restrictions to enter the Assembly in January 2017.
We will remind, the Russian delegation is still under sanctions of the PACE that was imposed on her in April 2014 due to the annexation of Crimea. Under the relevant resolution of the Russian deputies were denied the right to vote in PACE, as well as the right to be represented on its governing bodies. Since then, the sanctions against the Russian delegation extended several times, and in the relevant resolutions, the Assembly urged the Kremlin to return the Crimea, to stop military aggression in the Donbass and to withdraw Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.