Kiev said about the failure of Russia’s return to PACE

Киев заявил о провале возвращения России в ПАСЕ

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Dmytro Kuleba said that the Ukrainian delegates, together with the partners about the initiative of Russia failed.

A joint Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe failed to create a working group which was to look for ways to return to Russia in PACE.

This was reported by the Ukrainian representative to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba, said about retaliation Ukraine.

“The report provided for the meeting of the General Committee and the Committee of Ministers (Committee of Ministers). This is when the delegates are sitting together with the deputies. It had to make the decision on creation of working group which, in fact, had to look for ways to reform everything under the return of Russia. According to the scenario of lawyers of Russia, even the establishment of the working group was supposed to be a signal to Moscow and to all who are still undecided in the Council of Europe: we are ready to negotiate, looking for a solution,” Kuleba wrote in Facebook.

According to him, the meeting ended inconclusively.

“The position of the government of Ukraine: there are no conditions for returning of Russia, it is not necessary to create any working groups, the dialogue between the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly may proceed only in existing formats. Our partners have been more diplomatic, but also not supported the creation of the group. The Russian Ambassador and several other ambassadors called for the establishment of the group,” – said Kuleba.

He noted that the Ukrainian delegates, together with partners, the initiative failed.

“Will not the working group. Each authority will continue discussions offline, the PACE President will conduct bilateral dialogue with the head of the Committee of Ministers, and in January of 2018 will gather for a regular meeting of the Joint Committee. Picture of Russian lawyers has deteriorated. But of course, they will continue to break as a joke – though a carcass, though a statuette” – summed up Kuleba.

As reported Корреспондент.netOctober 11, PACE adopted a resolution, which could create the conditions for the lifting of political sanctions on the Russian delegation.

Recall that in 2014, Russia is deprived of the basic powers in PACE for unleashed aggression against Ukraine. Representatives of the Russian Federation will not be able to work in the governing structures of the Assembly and to participate in monitoring the elections.