PACE Adopts Draft Resolution That May Benefit Russia

The possibility of introducing sanctions against Russia will remain even if the resolution passes

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03.06.2019
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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) committee on rules of procedure adopted a draft resolution which may complicate the imposition of sanctions on the Russian delegation and ensure its possible return to the PACE without fulfilling international obligations.

“The committee on rules of procedure has adopted a draft resolution that may change the rules of the PACE. The vote will take place at the PACE session on June 24. It is a bad option that complicates the sanction procedure but does not completely eliminate it as demanded by the Russians,” Volodymyr Ariev, the head of the Ukrainian delegation, announced following the committee meeting today, Ukrinform reported.

The possibility of introducing sanctions against Russia will remain even if the resolution will pass voting, Ariev said

“We were against, but many of those who voted for the resolution said that the Russians could accept the proposed compromise, because ‘they must finally be criticized in the face since they do not change.’ A naive attitude, to put it mildly,” he said.

Source Ukrinform
date 03.06.2019
categories Ukraine and the EU
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