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The secretary general of the Council of Europe made the statement for participation of Russia in the organization - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018


The headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 11 Oct — RIA Novosti. The secretary general of the Council of Europe Turbjern Jagland reported that, according to it, Russia can not take part in work of the next January session and will not pay a contribution. "To me it was told, in January Russia will not arrive and will not pay a contribution in a year" — he told, acting in PACE and answering questions of parliamentarians. At the same time he reminded that to pay contributions is a country obligation for the charter of the organization. Whether Russia needs to leave the Council of Europe? Yes, there is no sense to consist in the organization in the conditions of constant pressure it will Be publicly more reasonable to suspend membership Is not present, it is not necessary to do sharp movements Rezultaty61.7 of % Yes, there is no sense to consist in the organization in the conditions of constant davleniya32.7 the % will Be publicly more reasonable to be suspended chlenstvo5.6 there Is no %, it is not necessary to do sharp to a dvizheniyvsa опросыГолосоватьЯгланд also paid attention that "if the Russian Federation leaves (the Council of Europe), the Russian citizens will not be able to address to ECHR". He added that it will concern also the monitoring bodies connected, in particular, with situation in prisons.61.7 of % of 32.7% of 5.6% Answering the next question of parliamentarians of the budget of Council, the secretary general expressed readiness to provide, in case of need, the plan of the budget without the Russian contribution. Jagland on Wednesday during the autumn session of 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 will be obliged to exclude it from the list of member countries".© the Photo: Council of Europe/Ellen Wuibaux Ukraine protected PACE by hand of Moscow — and from its denegdelegation the Russian Federation in PACE in April, 2014 was disfranchised because of events in Ukraine and reunions of the Crimea with Russia. In 2015 PACE considered a question of restoration of powers of the Russian delegation twice, but then sanctions only became tougher. In reply the delegation of the Russian Federation 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, 2017 it became known that Moscow stops payment of the contribution to the Council of Europe in connection with nonparticipation of delegation of the Russian Federation in work of PACE. At the same time Russian side suggested to bring in regulations of assembly of situation that nobody has the right to deprive of powers any national delegation.© of RIA Novosti, Infographics the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

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