As the "Kommersant", the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) may, at the April session to suspend its participation in the work of the organization - if the Assembly decides to vote for depriving her of the right to vote or accreditation. Such measures European deputies propose to introduce in response to Russia's policy towards Ukraine and the Crimea ... The current crisis is the source "b" in the PACE called perhaps the most severe in 18 years of membership in the organization of the Russian Federation.
In this regard at the next session of PACE to be held in Strasbourg from 7 to 11 April, it may be a question of depriving the Russian delegation of the right to vote. In addition, the vote of the Assembly may be made an offer to deprive all the powers of Russian parliamentarians in PACE - is the head of the British delegation put forward by Robert Walter.
The question of the introduction of these initiatives on the agenda will be decided on the first day of the session. If the Assembly decides to vote for him and to be clear in advance that Russia somehow infringe upon the rights of the Russian delegation as found "Kommersant", will try to forestall. "If the case is clearly to go to what we try to deprive the vote in PACE, or even eliminate, our delegation itself may provisionally suspend its participation in the Assembly. For example, before the end of the year - said the source "b" in government circles RF.- Sitting in the hall and wait until we begin to publicly defame, we will not. " A source "b" in the Russian delegation to the PACE suggested that "most likely, it will happen».
"If the position of Robert Walter will prevail, we will go on preventive measures before us under the whistling and hooting will be deprived of the right to vote," - confirmed the "b" and the deputy head of the Russian delegation Leonid Slutsky.