Members of the PACE voted for keeping the current limitations against the Russian delegation in the Assembly. Dmytro Kuleba, the Ukrainian presidential envoy, posted this on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
'The draft resolution of PACE that created conditions for the Russians to return has not been passed. It was taken back to the committee. The moral is: never give up!', he wrote.
Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko commented on the decision, too. 'Victory! As I promised the Russian propagandists, their plan failed. Glory to Ukraine!', he tweeted.
The Committee on Rules of Procedure of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has supported the amendments of Ukraine to the draft resolution on the rules on the sanctions against the PACE delegations, which make the return of Russia impossible as UNIAN reported. The amendments were provided by the group of PACE lawmakers headed by Ukrainian representatives, while the offers of the pro-Russian MPs were rejected by the majority of voices.
As it was reported earlier, 20 member countries of the PACE signed the declaration against Russia’s return to the Assembly’s line-up.
Russian delegation to PACE left the Assembly's line-up after it faced numerous restrictions - due to the Kremlin's military aggression in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea in February 2014.