Latvia, Lithuania to partially boycott PACE session

Source : 112 Ukraine

Their delegations will boycott the PACE autumn session out of solidarity with Ukraine
11:57, 1 October 2019
The delegations of Lithuania and Latvia will partially boycott the PACE autumn session out of solidarity with Ukraine. It is reported by Deutsche Welle.

Members of the delegations will continue to work in political groups and committees. It is worth noting that only two out of four members of the Lithuanian delegation arrived at the session, the other two were boycotting. They call such actions a protest against the return of Russia to the Assembly.

Earlier we reported that Georgian delegation opposed the renewal of Russia's voting rights in the PACE.

Georgian side focuses attention on the threats that Georgia and Ukraine face from the Russian Federation.

It is worth noting that the Georgian delegation is headed by first Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Tamar Chugoshvili. He has previously expressed his solidarity with Ukraine.

"We are sad that most countries have supported the restoration of Russia’s right to vote. We are not going to participate in any celebrations, we will only discuss problems that come from Russia to our country and Ukraine," Tamar Chugoshvili stated.

As we reported earlier, on June 26, the PACE profile committees considered the authority of the Russian delegation. As a result, it was recommended to confirm it without any sanctions, even to a minimum, which remained available after the Assembly resolution adopted on Monday.

It was also reported that a resolution adopted by the Council of Europe in the Parliamentary Assembly changes the sanctioning mechanism and allows Russia to return to work in the organization without restrictions on voting rights.

In early September, Russia paid PACE debt for 2017-2018.

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