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PACE confirms authorities of Russian delegation in full

Earlier Ukrainian and Georgian delegations started the procedure of complaint over Russia’s return to the assembly
19:42, 26 June 2019

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) confirmed the authorities of the Russian delegation in the assembly in full as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

According to the PACE decision, the Russian delegation returned to the work in the assembly with the complete set of the authorities.

As it was reported, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution which changes the sanctions regime and allows Russia to return to work in the organization without limitations to the right to vote. 

Related: Russian delegation to PACE to return during voting for Council of Europe Secretary-General

The delegations of Ukraine and Georgia launched a complaints procedure in PACE over Russia’s return to the organization.

Moreover, the Ukrainian delegation stopped its work in the PACE, excluding the sessions concerning the Russian issue. 

Related: Klimkin offers to recall PACE invitations to observe snap parliamentary election in Ukraine

As we reported profile committees of the PACE considered the question of restoring all authorities of the Russian delegationin the Assembly. The concluding recommendation passed after the night-time session says that these powers should be returned without any sanctions - not even those that remained after the PACE resolution was passed on June 24.

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