Izvestia: Russia will not release the payment to the Council of Europe to amend the regulations of PACE


MOSCOW, September 14. /TASS/. Russia will not return to work at the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), and, accordingly, will not unlock the payment of one third of its contribution to the CE, which could go to Fund the PACE, until, until they are amended in regulation on the impossibility of deprivation of voting rights of national delegations. About it the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy said Thursday the newspaper “Izvestia”.

“Russia has frozen contributions to PACE, as he refused to participate in the Assembly. This decision was made due to the discriminatory policies of the organization. We believe that until you change the regulations of its work, the meaning of our participation in it. I remind you that the Russian delegation was deprived of vote in PACE”, – he said.