Deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) ratified the powers of the Russian delegation. It is reported by TASS.
The resolution document says that 97 parliamentarians out of 142 voted for the ratification of powers. The PACE noted that this decision will contribute to a meaningful dialogue leading to concrete results.
According to the French MP Jacques Maire, the annual attempts to challenge Russian powers are “a sad tradition that deserves regret.” The powers of the Russian Federation should be preserved to confirm the line of dialogue, the parliamentarian added.
At the same time, the representative of the Ukrainian delegation, Oleksiy Goncharenko, raised his voice and called on those present not to support the resolution on the ratification of powers. As a result, the chairman of the assembly, Tiny Cox, deprived him of the right to speak until the end of the debate.
It should be reminded that the participants of the PACE winter session challenged the powers of the Russian delegation. Thus, the protests came from the Ukrainian MP Yevgenia Kravchuk and the Lithuanian parliamentarian Emanuelis Zingeris.
Earlier it was reported that the Dutch senator Tiny Cox was elected the chairman of PACE for the next year. His candidacy was supported by 164 deputies.