The Ukrainian delegation should send a letter to PACE, demanding clarification on the status of the visit of the delegation of the PACE deputies and the state Duma of the Russian Federation in Syria. About this in Facebook said the first Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko.
She stressed that the Russian MPs are not members of PACE, since the Assembly has not confirmed their powers.
“So, it was a private visit Agramunt (head of the PACE – ed) with his Russian friends? Needs to get an official response PACE,” she said.
21 March it was reported that Syria yesterday, a delegation of PACE members from Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and the state Duma of the Russian Federation
12 January 2017, it was reported that Russia will not take part in the plenary sessions of PACE and its committees in 2017.
October 11, 2016 first Vice-speaker of Gerashchenko said that the Ukrainian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe intends to put the issue on early termination of powers of the President of the Assembly, Pedro Agramunt.
October 10, opening of the autumn session of the PACE, Agramunt said that the Assembly must do everything necessary to return to the plenary hall representatives of Russia.