Russia has blocked a contribution to the PACE of almost €11 million

The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

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MOSCOW, June 6. /TASS/. Russia has blocked in the current year, one-third its contribution to the Council of Europe, intended to Finance its parliamentary Assembly (PACE). This amount is about €11 million, has informed on Tuesday to journalists the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

“Withheld. And (Chairman of the Federation Council) Valentina Ivanovna (Matvienko) said about it, and (foreign Minister Sergei) Lavrov, and we talked about this – the third blocked”, – he said.