In the state Duma said that Russia will pay a contribution to the Council of Europe

© Photo : Council of Ahorasuena the PACE. Archive photoIn the state Duma said that Russia will pay a contribution to the Council of Europe© Photo : Council of Europe

Vice-speaker of the State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy described the conditions under which Russia will pay a contribution to the Council of Europe. The parliamentarian leads the «Russian newspaper».

«Then, when you return to work in PACE. We do not buy tickets for movies that do not go», — explained the position of the Deputy in response to question about when Moscow will resume payments.

Tolstoy noted that the Assembly first needs to make a step forward and to abolish regulations that allows you to suspend the voting rights of any delegation. At the same time, Russia hopes that the parties will find a way out of the crisis in relations, he added.

Vice-speaker of the Duma took part in the meeting of the working group on the harmonization of the organs of the Council of Europe and the Assembly in Strasbourg. However, in the Assembly as the previous three years, the delegation is not involved: the Russian Parliament was deprived of voting rights and other powers because of the situation around the Crimea. At the end of June last year, Moscow announced that it intends to suspend payments to the budget of the Council of Europe as long as the rights of the delegation will not recover in full.

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