The representative of Ukraine in the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba said about a group of influential people in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe who want to return Russia to the conference room. He said this in an interview with European truth.
“The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe occur, say diplomatically, very difficult and, in our opinion, very counterproductive,” he said.
“Their goal – the return of the Russian delegation to PACE the hall without the fulfillment of the terms of the resolutions that the Assembly and adopted,” – said Kuleba.
According to him, in PACE “is a group of people who want to return to Russia in the hall of the PACE at any cost.”
“Do they have enough votes to do it? Here is another question. And the fall will be extremely tight in this regard. On the return of the Russians in October, not talking, but the October session of the Assembly will show how realistic are the chances of the return of the Russians in PACE in January 2017, ” – said the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Council of Europe.
In January 2015, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted an amendment to the resolution on Russia, which has imposed on Russia diplomatic sanctions, depriving the Russians of voting rights in PACE. For the adoption of the document 160 deputies voted against – 42.