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PACE invited the Russian delegation to return

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted for the return of the Russian delegation. 118 deputies of the organization voted for the adoption of the document, 62 were against it, 10 abstained. To consider the resolution closing the possibility of the assembly to deprive any delegation of the right to vote, the parliamentarians needed almost nine hours.

Representatives of the Russian Federation were invited to attend the June session of the assembly. Russia, in turn, will file an application to confirm the authority of its delegation in PACE.

Moscow pointed out that in order for Russia to return, it was necessary to guarantee the rights of all delegations to vote, speak and be represented in the assembly bodies. However, while the possibility of challenging the powers of the Russian delegation remains.

Of the 222 amendments submitted by the Ukrainian, British, Georgian delegations to the resolution, only one was adopted.

Recall that the delegation of the Russian Federation to PACE in April 2014 was deprived of the right to vote and a number of other fundamental rights. The formal reason for this was the annexation of the Crimea to Russia.

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