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The MFA told about the prospects of nonpayment by Russia of a contribution to the Council of Europe - RIA Novosti, 12.10.2018

MOSCOW, 12 Oct — RIA Novosti. In a situation with possible nonpayment by Russia of a contribution to the Council of Europe the ball remains on the party of SE and PACE, declared to journalists the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander of Grushko.© Depositphotos/ifeelstock Ekspert told what the Council of Europe should go without to contribution of Russia" Ball both was, and is on the party of the Council of Europe and PACE. Our position absolutely accurate" — Grushko told. According to him, in assembly do not go on steps which would help to overcome system crisis in PACE. "The situation still does not change" — he added. The secretary general of SE Thorbjörn Jagland on Wednesday during the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe said that "if Russia does not begin to pay contributions to the budget of the Council of Europe till June, 2019, the committee of ministers of the organization not only can, but also RIA Novosti / Alexander Natruskin Pereyti in an image bank will be obliged to exclude it from the list of member countries".© the Probability of revision of a position of Russia on contributions to SE is small, considers Slutskiyrossiysky delegation in PACE in April, 2014 disfranchised because of events in Ukraine and reunions of the Crimea with Russia. In 2015 the assembly considered a question of restoration of its powers twice, but then sanctions only became tougher. In reply the delegation of Russia announced refusal to work at such conditions, and in 2016-2018 did not begin to direct the application for confirmation of the powers because of the anti-Russian moods remaining in Strasbourg. At the end of June of the 2017th it became known that Moscow stops payment of the contribution to the Council of Europe in connection with nonparticipation of delegation in work of PACE. At the same time Russian side suggested to introduce the provision on the ban of deprivation of powers of national delegations in regulations of assembly.



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